Monthly Archives: May 2013

The influence of the internet on traditions

The influence of the internet on traditions Interesting article about how the internet contributes to the changing and fading out of rituals and traditions

Money as a wedding gift; Dutch style

In the Netherlands it is common to give money, as it is an easy though useful gift. However, often people feel uncomfortable giving money, as it is impersonal. At the same time, the bride and groom may feel uncomfortable to ask for money. Often a small envelope symbol on the wedding invite is used to […]

Money as a wedding gift; Turkish style

At a Turkish wedding the tradition is to give money in a very public way. During the reception, the bridal pair is invited on stage. The both of them wear a ribbon around their neck. One by one the guests come and pin money on the ribbons. The master of ceremonies publicly announces the amount […]