If all that goes well the next stage is when the boys family goes to the girls family and formally ask for her hand in marriage. If an agreement is made they eat some kind of dessert, usually baklava. After that a date is agreed upon for the offical engagement .
At the engagement the couple are usually legally married as it is seen as a promise of agreement and if they decide to break the engagement they have to legally get divorced. Most families at this stage do not consider thier daughters married until after a ceromony has finished. At the engagement rings are also exchanged and jewlery and an outfit is usually given to the bride by her prospective mother in law. Most engagements I have seen like this usually last for a year then they have the wedding ceromony where there is lots of food and dancing then the groom whisks his bride away to join thier family.
|Dancing with the Henna|
Turkish Weddings are exhausting, exciting, full of everything you could imagaine what more could you ask for.