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WEDDING TRADITION

ENGLISH-WEDDING AFTER A WEDDING THE GROOM THROWS MONEY TO THE
CHILDREN FROM THE CHURCH TO THE HOUSE OF THE PARTY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Giving coins

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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AMONG THE MEXICANS IT IS A CUSTOM AT WEDDINGS TO
HAVE THE GROOM GIVE A BOX OF COINS TO THE BRIDE DURING
THE WEDDING CEREMONY. THIS IS TO SYMBOLIZE THE
MONEY THAT THE WIFE WILL NEED TO MANAGE HER HOUSE-
HOLD. WHILE STILL AT THE ALTAR, THE COUPLE IS TIED
WITH A ROPE AROUND THEM, SYMBOLIZING THEIR UNION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Giving coins

Date learned: 10-15-1971

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AFTER THE VEIL CEREMONY, THE GROOM HANDS THE BRIDE
THIRTEEN SILVER COINS WHICH SYMBOLIZE PROSPERITY
IN MARRIED LIFE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Giving coins

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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AT A MEXICAN WEDDING THE BRIDE GIVES HER HUSBAND SOME
COINS THAT ARE A DOWRY AS WELL AS A SYMBOL OF HER
LOYALTY AND OBEDIENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ADRIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Giving coins

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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