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Elizabethan Period

Shakespeare - Renissance

Where did weddings take place? at local churches
Who performed the wedding ceremony? Minister
What did upperclass women wear for their wedding dress? their nicest gown with a kirdle underneath, or if they could afford it, a new dress
What did the lower class women wear for their wedding dress? cotton, wool, or flax dresses, which came in a variety of colors
What did men wear for their weddings? a doublet, breeches, hoes; also came in many different colors
What color were you not supposed to wear to a wedding? Yellow
What food was served at a wedding? quail, goose, venison, roasted beef, fish, peacock, mutton, cheeses, nuts, etc.
What was the goal at the time for marriages? To marry all virgins, and for their families to have many children
What was the age for a poor class man to be married at? 25-26
What was the age for a poor class woman to be married? 23
What was the age for a high class man to be married? 14
What was the age for a high class woman to be married? 12
What was a Betrothal? A vow that the groom and bride took 40 days before they were to be married, where they promised they would marry
What was the purpose of a contract/marriage bond? proved to the bishop the marriage was lawful when couples wanted to marry quickly
Created by: patrij16