ENGAGEMENT AND MARRIAGE IN GEORGIA

An engaged or betrothal is promise to used, and also period of time between a marriage proposal and a marriage, which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period a couple is said to be betrothed, intended” affianced, engaged to be married or simply engaged.

In Georgia some engagement is announced at an engagement party, traditionally hosted by the bride’s parents. These parents are given in the family’s usual style of entertainment. Traditional engagement parties were normal parties at which a surprise announcement of the engagement was made by the father of the bride to his guest. Therefore it is not a traditional gift-giving occasion, only groom gives his bride golden ring. After engagement they don’t live together .They live together after getting married, wedding ceremony.

Why they don’t live together after the engagement?

The reason is following when girl get married she must be virgin that’s why they don’t live together after engagement.

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Rite of Betrothal is traditionally performed in the narthex of the Church, to indicate the couple’s first entrance into the married estate. The priest blesses the couple and gives them lit candles to hold. Then, after the litany and a prayer at which everyone bows, he places the bride’s ring on the ring finger of the groom’s right hand, and the groom’s ring on the bride’s finger. The rings are than exchanged three times, either priest or by the best man, after which the priest says the final prayer. Traditionally the groom and bride’s ring is golden.

Why they are wearing ring on right hand and not left?

This custom was related to the fact that here goes nerve which is related to heart.

 Written by Zhana Gabechava

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