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Proposal of Marriage

In the past when the marriage proposal was a more formal procedure, the prospective groom sent his friends or members of his family to represent his interests to the prospective bride and her family. If they saw a blind man, a monk or a pregnant woman during their journey it was thought that the marriage would be doomed if they continued their journey as these sights were thought to be bad omens.

If, however, they saw nanny goats, pigeons or wolves these were good omens which would bring good fortune to the marriage.

During Medieval times in Britain, the man proposed by leaving a hawthorn branch at the door of his beloved on the first of May.  By leaving the branch at the door she accepted his proposal. She made known her refusal by replacing the hawthorn branch with a cauliflower.

Thankfully, hawthorn branches have been replaced with diamonds!  Whew!

If you have accepted a diamond ring and a wedding is in YOUR future, take a look at our new Concierge style tuxedo service.  We come to you for every step of your tuxedo shopping--from selecting your garments to picking up the tuxes after the wedding.  No one else in Omaha does this.  Click here to learn more.


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