According to tradition, before the wedding, there’s an engagement announcement usually done during a reception organized by the bride’s family.
During this event the boyfriend gives the engagement ring to his beloved, thereby making official the wedding vows. Even the girlfriend should reciprocate by donating a precious loved one (for example a gold watch).
Other gesture, certainly very appreciated in the past and more engaging for families, was asking for “the hand” of the beloved father of the bride. Continue reading