Victorian dating customs
The chief difference between then and today, is that back then the woman possessed very little right in choosing her husband.The matrimony was arranged by families of the bride and the groom in order for the two sides to benefit from one another.It commenced with the Crying the Banns in where the intention of the couples to marry was made into public.
Débutante (French for female beginner) balls were a highlight, hosted at the grand houses of the aristocracy.
By the end of June, London was so hot and smelly, everyone with a country estate would flee, but the coming sewer systems, and grand new neighbourhoods with improved wash rooms, would make the capital all the more bearable by the late 1860s.
Young Queen Victoria happily embraced the gaiety of her uncles George’s and William’s reigns, but grew more prim and proper as she had children, then stricter upon the death of Prince Albert.
Couples usually met each other ON the day of the wedding .
This was a very well known tradition among well known nobilities.
Elizabethan Era marriages normally took place through the help of a miniature picture given by the man.