13 April 2008

Friends' messages before the wedding

On the day of your marriage, friends put messages on the streets that go from your house to the Cathedral where the wedding is taking place. Things as "are you really sure?" or "it's the beginning of a life in prison" or so on!

This one says ormai te gà scelto, tanti auguri W gli sposi (half in dialect and half in Italian) that means at this point, your choice is made, best wishes cheers to the couple.

Does this happen also in your town?


Anonymous said...

No, we no longer have these kinds of things happening when people first get married.

When Patty and I got married over 52 years ago, they put us in a truck with straw and carried us to all the larger towns blowing their horns and making lots of noise. Usually the police made the people leave town.

It is called "belling" here but is something that is disappearing too. It is seldom done nowadays.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Kitty said...

That's a cute idea. I don't think there's a tradition of that in America, but they should start.

I can imagine looking back on those notes long after the wedding, and it must be nice. There's nothing like handwritten notes. People don't write by hand anymore!

Chuck Pefley said...

Not in my town, either. Does somebody collect these mementos for the couple? What a fun tradition!