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Something old, something new : what you didn't know about wedding ceremonies, celebrations & customs

Author: Vera Lee
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©1994.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Vera.
Something old, something new.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©1994
(OCoLC)894758854
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Lee
ISBN: 1570710023 9781570710025
OCLC Number: 29791853
Description: xiv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments (p.ix) --
Introduction (p.xi) --
Prelude: the courting game (p.1) --
When to tie the knot (p.11) --
The case of the reluctant bride (p.17) --
The village scene: invitations and processions (p.21) --
Pranks and pranksters (p.25) --
How to be an African tribal bride (p.29) --
Rings and things (p.33) --
Here comes the bride, all dressed in ...? (p.37) --
A shower of flowers (p.41) --
The bond of food and drink (p.45) --
Those good luck charms (p.47) --
A seven day muslim wedding (p.51) --
Rice and confetti for fertility (p.57) --
Bridesmaids, thresholds and things that go bump in the night (p.59) --
The virgin bride (p.63) --
How to recognize a Jewish wedding (p.67) --
More enduring superstitions (p.73) --
Money matters (does it ever!) (p.77) Cont.): How to elope in Pagatepan (p.89) --
The wedding night, or, Alone at last (p.95) --
The married couple: their conduct and duties (p.99) --
Advice for sexy singles and wedded women (p.105) --
Who's the boss? (p.113) --
Honeymoon myths and realities (p.117) --
Today's Orthodox Greek wedding (p.119) --
How many wives? How many husbands? (p.123) --
Polygamy, U.S.A. (p.131) --
A tale of a wife with three husbands (p.135) --
A potpourri of wedding trivia (p.139) --
Broom jumping then and now (p.149) --
Marriage makes the news (p.153) --
Roses and jasmine at a Javanese wedding party (p.159) --
An irreverent marriage medley (p.165) --
A Salem witch wedding (p.185) --
Love letters to husbands, wives and fiances (p.189) --
The poets on love and marriage (p.201) --
Bibliography (p.205)
Responsibility: Vera Lee.

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