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Titel: SV: Question about custom of visiting relatives to introduce the fiancé or fiancée
Skrivet av: Klas Wallén skrivet 2021-08-10, 02:04
Are you sure it was before the wedding? There was a tradition where the married couple visited relatives, probably those who couldn't attend the wedding. I also think that the upper classes could visit relatives when they were engaged but I am not sure about common people on the countryside. The traditions connected to engagement are well documented. I do not think the tradition you describe is mentioned in Lizzie Carlssons book "Jag giver dig min dotter" (I give you my daughter) but it is mostly about the Medieval era. I have not read anything about it in the "Sveriges Historia"/ History of Sweden in nine volumes though. Perhaps others here on the forum have heard about it.