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South/West Wales Lookup Exchange
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From: "Joe Stephens" <stephens(a)speed.net.au>
To: <dyfed-l(a)rootsweb.com>; <GLAMORGAN-L(a)rootsweb.com>; "Gareth"
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 5:16 AM
Subject: MARRIAGE CUSTOMS - BIDDING BOOKS ?
I once was told that it was the custom at weddings in some parts of Wales
for 'Bidding Books' (?) to be kept in which were entered the gifts given
the happy couple.
I would appreciate comment on this custom and its origin, social
significance or whatever.
I would also like to learn of any other marriage or pre-marriage customs
practiced in Wales in by-gone days.
From wet and wintery Tasmania