Velasco Pg 1. a2 When it comes to gettin married there are certain factors that take place.

By this i mean the basic reason behind why you do or are or plan on getting married. Now that we know marrige isn't just a simple commitment , we start to look behind why people plan to get married.if we go way back to the rennaisance period "Love was rarely an issue as marrige meant dharing a lords property or a noble name." (www.rennaisance-weddings.net) Having this in mind love wasnt a priority and most of the time wasnt even thought of. The social standards of people were most important at the time. marrige was either a way to improve your position in society or to mintain your positon. Such as kings often when felt it was time to start looking for who would replace them after they could no longer remain king they seeked a someone inside their circle of course For most this mean't a son. there for mot married to have children as i said in preference a boy to maintain the familys name alive. Though since sex wsnt allowed till a womenwas married, they had to go throuhg the ceremonial process and toher preparations which include a wedding. marrige before sex has been an issue from the renaissance period uptil now. In most"most of worlds religion tell couples they shud marry before having sexual intercourse."(wikipedia.com) Depending on your religion sex before marrige wasnt accept. This i was very important as through time the matter faded. For some people this remained and others took different decisions facing their own cosequences. b1 As we know sex before marrige was not aceppted. Therefore this is one of the reason marriges began to take place alot along iwht other reasons. though how exactly did weddings and marriges come about. suring the the rennaisance weddins came about in order to produce chirldren a simple marriges between a man and a woman starting a family. Through time diffrent types of marriges began to take place such as arranged marrige , same-sex marriges and marrige based on religion. it no longer became so simple. "In some cases the parents would be ready to enforcea rrangd marriges because of cultural tradition or for some other special person."(wikipedia.com). In an arranged marriges parents would choose who you married based on the race, religion or any type of interest amongst the family. These types of marriges go on still asi speak in diffrent parts of the world. Such as Thailand, China and also in the United States. As young as the age of 12 you can already be arraanged for marrige. Age is not a discrimaton towards arranged marriges no matter your age you can be arranged with your approval or without it. It doesnt really matter if you are over or under age. Although in "many countries regulate the age at which one can get married".(wikipedia.com) d1

"renisaance marrige cremonies and celbrayions depdnde largely on social class of the bride and groom." (www.renissance-weddings.net) the wedding during this period were extravangant and classy. from the attire to the feat the attire for the bride was a very old fashion type of victorian dress. The dress wasnt whats so evr provacative just simple. which was the main theme of weddings. traditions were aslo part of the wedding during this poeriod ." a renaissace tradition was that small pieces would be given to guest to put under thweir pillow that night , those who were single would d ream of their future mate." (www.renaissance-wedidngs.net) another traditon would be "the bride would be blessed under a "pall a silken cloth traditionally carried by four unmarried persons." (www.renaissance-weddings.net) . The reeason for these the tradiotns are unexplainable and have just become common over time. thee weddings were impeclibly

rich and extrvangant. althought this also depdnde on your welth eithe way with money or no money it was done with class. d2 some of the celebratyions from before became some what confusin for some . since certain celbrastions were almsot seem either too much or the repetion iof the ther . whcih is now why we have a wedding and before the wedding the church which in renissance period would be the bretoral. the brethoral could aslo be such as aengament party since the brethoral to refresgh your memory was the annoucemtn of the wedding and both sides of the familyl paticipate in. this is also where they share their vows ,now that would be the church ceremony . Only the vows would take place in the bretoral the actula celebration wudnt be till later the wedding . you see where the confusion begins to take place. Now weddings are all in one day the church always come first where the bride and groom share their vows to eahcother . Then you can just go on about celebratin the wedding. Though one thing the sharin of vows can be done in any place depeding your religion and your on point of view on a wedding. During the renissance there was only one way about having a wedding. aswe move on to diffret part we go to traditons. every aspect of traditions ha changed this is all because now we creat our own or just seem to cathc one on. such as the bouqet of the bride. At any wedding the bride usulall faces all the women at the wedding party backwards and tosses her bouqet as a symbol of futture wedding for the woman who cathces it. As for the male is the same as the bride but with the garter its is a ___ thing whcih the bride were by her leg and the man takes of with his teeth some somewhat too erotic for this to happen during the renissance and therfore it didnt . You can say now one has the option of how they want thing to go . weddinsg can be simple outrages . crazy and even insane . You can make your own them for your wedding such as all goin nude , or in costumes you deicde. weddings now can be very expensive or not . this all depdnds only on what you can and cant afford. e1 after all the celebrations we go about the financial things betwen a couple in today society we often divide our money between another and help eachother finacially by sharing our belogins and puttin things under ones name or the tohetrs. that wasnt exactly the same during the renissance it was either all for the husbadn or wife depdning the circumstances. when the marrigs started famlies of both would gather into a meeting and decide on who would take complet ownage of the property. since "renissance marriages were often held at the bride house" (www.renissance-weddings.net) they would gather mostly there and deicde most of the things there. Also since at the time of the renissance there was a type of arrangement called a Dowry they woyuld go trought a process whree all the brides belongings became her husbands. she no longer owned anything and was called his property. in some cases the bride had to pay their no so called husbvand for marryin her depding on the marrige circumstances this can also be vice-cersa. this is a confusion becuaseunliker now the reasons behind marrige where those other then love or any emotion but just for economical stadings. "in some cultured today , dowries and bride prices are still demanding." (bahai-library.com) f1 the sweet life of marrige . what happens when it becosme not so sweet then comes divorce. this usally happens when marriages dont work out for whatevr reason it may be. divirce can come about when thier is ifedilty in a marrige lack of intrest or economical truggles whcih tear one or the other apart . In this the renissance period and now are the same