Stages of an Ilocano Wedding

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Weddings depend on culture, and it’s no different for us in the northern part of the Philippines. Couples plan their wedding according to the knowledge and rules passed down to them by their ancestors. Here are the stages of an Ilocano wedding:

1. Courtship

A formal courtship starts with the introduction of the bride or the groom to the other’s family. It is assumed that at this stage, the actual proposal part is over, i.e., the man has asked the woman. Now, it’s time to meet the family, and the engagement begins. During this stage, the couple live apart, but can visit each other and go out. They are often seen attending family events together, as a way of introducing themselves as a couple to the clan. Continue reading Stages of an Ilocano Wedding

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