German dating and marriage customs
Later it became common to have the ceremony in the home of the bride, then over it time it changed to marrying on the steps of the church until finally the wedding ceremonies started to be held in the church itself.
Couples could marry for one year fixed and either party could withdraw when the year was up.
It was said: Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses and Saturday no day at all.
Today most people in Ireland prefer a summer wedding when the hope without guarantee is for better weather!
It was a wonderful little surprise to see that, as we passed in our cars, people in the area had lit bonfires of sticks in front of their houses.
They waved to us as we went by and shared in the happiness of the day.