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The English Bride: Marriage in Eighteenth Century England The Quest for Mr.Right - meant to be an interactive experience of attending an 18th century ball from choosing your dress to proper etiquette, but one page seems to be missing if you proceed in order - use the links at the bottom of the page.
Related links: Marriage, Hardwicke Act and Dissolving a Marriage - by Nancy Mayer, Regency Researcher Courtship and Marriage in the Regency - lots of info in two parts by guest author Cheryl Bolen at Donna Maloy's blog Building Worlds The Pinterest board: Jane Austen Regency Wedding Inspiration Marriage at Gretna Green - by Jane Lark Marriage and the Alternatives: The Status of Women - from the site Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (pemberly.com).
Regency Life - Georgian Marriage - from the Regency Collection site. Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion: Regency Wedding Details & History - great information covering traditions such as The Engagement, Making It Legal, The Invitations, The Ceremony, The Wedding Ring, Bridesmaids, The Wedding Clothes, Flowers and Other Decorations, The Wedding Cake, The Wedding Breakfast, and Music.
Almack's, that exclusive club of the social world, became known as 'the Marriage Mart' as it was the essential venue for introducing a young lady into society.
Courtship The hunt for a husband in Georgian and Regency England was serious business and the upper class families would likewise invest serious money to give their daughters a 'season' in London.
Marriage Requirements and the Ceremony According to Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753: This new law put an end to the 'Fleet Marriages' that had allowed a couple to be legally married with only an exchange of vows (1694-1754).