tel:- 01277 225252
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web address:- www.marygreenmanor.co.uk
MaryGreen Manor :-
Marygreen Manor has been accepted by the Registrar as a suitably dignified venue for the holding of civil ceremonies. Subject to availability we are pleased to offer our Samuel Pepys Room for ceremonies any day of the week including Sundays.
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WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.