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Turkish wedding customs
1.       Denizhan
2 posts
 02 Sep 2008 Tue 11:39 pm

Merhaba.  I was wondering if anyone could provide me with an explanation of Turkish wedding customs.  My Turkish fiancee and I will be marrying in the United States, however his family will be attending and I would like to incorporate Turkish traditions to the event.  Unfortunately my finacee seems to know nothing about Turkish wedding customs as he is always trying to avoid going to weddings!  {#lang_emotions_wink}   I have seen photos of his sister´s wedding, and he and his brother tied red ribbons around her waist, but he has no idea why they did this.  Could some one please provide some commentary on modern Turkish wedding traditions.  Thanks!

2.       Trudy
7887 posts
 03 Sep 2008 Wed 12:03 am

Check these topics:

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_31209

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_17843

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_32042

 

3.       white-wolf
55 posts
 03 Sep 2008 Wed 03:50 pm

 

Quoting Denizhan

I have seen photos of his sister´s wedding, and he and his brother tied red ribbons around her waist, but he has no idea why they did this.

 

To declare that the bride is maiden (virgin).

4.       WarTrain
325 posts
 03 Sep 2008 Wed 04:02 pm

 

Quoting white-wolf

To declare that the bride is maiden (virgin).

 

This is VERY important.  No Turkish man could bear the thought of their bride having had sex with another man.  The man, of course, is entitled to have had sex with as many women as he wants.

 

Male pride, jealousy and the throught that the bride might compare size and lovemaking skills, and find their husband lacking, are presumably the reasons for this bizarre tradition...  {#lang_emotions_lol}

5.       Denizhan
2 posts
 03 Sep 2008 Wed 08:15 pm

Thanks so much for the info.  It would have been really funny to have the red ribbon tied around my waist while my 12 yr old son watched!  Guess we won´t incorporate that tradition{#lang_emotions_bigsmile}

6.       white-wolf
55 posts
 04 Sep 2008 Thu 01:34 pm

 

Quoting WarTrain

This is VERY important.  No Turkish man could bear the thought of their bride having had sex with another man.  The man, of course, is entitled to have had sex with as many women as he wants.

 

Male pride, jealousy and the throught that the bride might compare size and lovemaking skills, and find their husband lacking, are presumably the reasons for this bizarre tradition...  {#lang_emotions_lol}

No, no, it is pure selfish gens speaking....

 

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