Before hooking up, there was “petting,” and everyone was doing it.
Many dates are proposed using social media or text messaging, yet there are many people who prefer to be asked on a date the “old-fashioned” way: face to face, or by a phone call. The general rule is that the guy must come to the door when he picks a girl up: texting to say “I’m here! And, of course, as a courtesy, many men open the doors for women throughout the date.The bride usually wore the best dress she owned, so her dress was not always white, as white dresses were impractical to own.Not until the middle of the 19th century did brides start buying a dress made specifically for their wedding day. The "old" is supposed to represent the past, particularly the bond between the bride and her family.During the 19th Century in America, weddings were usually small family gatherings at the home of either the parents of the bride or the parents of the groom. The announcement of the newly married couple took place at their church on the Sunday following the wedding.Weddings did not become elaborate until the 1820s and 1830s, when upper class couples would have wedding ceremonies similar to what is common today.