a Wedding in Turkey
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are different kinds of wedding ceremonies in
Turkey. The forms of ceremonies depend on the
social and economic status of couples and their
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bride and groom sit together at the table.
Their witnesses sit at their right side,
and a government officer who does the
wedding paperwork sits at the left side of
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the bride's family and the groom's family
invite their relatives to the wedding
ceremony which is held in a hotel
the rural areas, they are different from the
wedding ceremonies of urban areas. In the villages,
the wedding ceremonies continue for two days.
are two separate wedding ceremoniesone in the
home of the bride's family and one in the home of
the groom's family.
ceremonies start Friday evening and finish Sunday
noon when the groom's relatives take the bride from
the home of the bride's family and bring her to the
that, the groom's relatives and the bride's
relatives have lunch together, and the bride and
groom are left alone in their new home.
a couple decides to marry, the son's family makes
an appointment with the daughter's family to get
permission for the couple to marry. If the
daughter's family accepts this wedding, the engaged
couple decides the date of the wedding ceremony
together with their families.
bride's family buys some gifts and furniture for
their son-in-law, and the groom's family buys some
gifts and furniture for their daughter-in-law
before the wedding ceremony.
the bride's family and the groom's family invite
their relatives to the wedding ceremony which is
held in a hotel ballroom at dinner time. At the
beginning of the ceremony, when the couple enters
the ceremony hall, the wedding march is played and
the ladies of the court accompany them.
bride and groom sit together at the table. Their
witnesses sit at their right side, and a government
officer who does the wedding paperwork sits at the
left side of the couple. The government officer
talks about the wedding and asks both the couple
and their witness about the wedding.
the couple is married, their witnesses, and the
government officer sign the wedding certificate,
and the government officer announces that the
couple is officially married.
then, the bride and groom kiss each other and dance
the first dance. After that, their relatives offer
some gifts. At the end of the ceremony, the wedding
cake is cut by the bride and groom, and pictures
are taken of the relatives as a group. Then, the
newly married couple stays in that hotel their
first night. The next day, they go on a honeymoon
the couple can't afford to have the wedding
ceremony in a hotel ballroom with a dinner, they
can have a small ceremony in one of the government
wedding ceremony halls without a dinner or
something like a party.
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