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Negotiating the wedding night in Turkey

By Edited Aug 6, 2016 1 0

 In Turkey Islamic traditions largely control the establishment of marriage. The specific ceremony is secular. In the past virtually every Muslim marriage was planned by the parents of the pair. The consummation of the marriage isn't highly emphasized, and it is not too crucial with regards to the validity of the marriage.  The couple is under no duty to have sex on the wedding party night and, generally, the pair spends their initial night with each other in a room in the hotel in which the wedding ceremony occurred.

While European Christian custom holds that a marriage is not legitimate right up until it is consummated, Islamic partnerships are civil unions. Either party can seek a divorce, however there isn't any equivalent to annulment in Islamic legislation and non-consummation of the marriage is not an issue.  

In one Turkish wedding night custom the bridegroom is led to the marriage chamber by an aged female relative who officiates as the groom provides a present to his new bride to persuade her to take off the veil from her face. This practice is rare in contemporary weddings and many Turkish wedding brides usually do not even cover their faces in the marriage service.

In some parts of Turkey, a close buddy or male family member of the bridegroom is billed with educating the young man about how to please his bride on the wedding party night. Occasionally friends and family will vie with one another for the opportunity and an auction will be organised with the higher bidder earning the honors.

The money raised through the auction is provided to the couple to assist them to commence their new lifestyle with each other. In other places of the nation, the groom might spend the night ahead of his wedding ceremony with his foot tied to the bride's dad's ankle as a symbol of his closeness to his new family. As with all wedding ceremony practices, Turkish wedding night traditions differ in distinct areas of the country.

Lots of the customs and rituals around Turkish marriage ceremonies and wedding nights arose in the times while most Turkish relationships were set up between the family members of the wedding couple. In some instances, the couple might not have met prior to the marriage ceremony, but this was much less widespread in Turkey compared to in a lot of other countries.  

The majority of Turkish marriage arrangements were developed through a fairly complex ritual in which the mom and dad of the bridegroom would go to the parents of the woman and the two families would come to an agreement.

The future bride and groom would see one another at this time and at subsequent meetings involving the family members, but non-public appointments between the couple were unacceptable prior to the wedding.

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