Weddings in America are just as diverse as the couple who comes together to share their lives forever.
Dating is seen as both a complex and simple matter, the difference between the Western world and other civilizations making it very intriguing as some dating rituals are extremely liberal, some are less free of constraints, while others are cut down to old fashioned gatherings, or are even illegal.
Dating Customs on Various Continents Dating in Australia for example is illustrated by teens going out in large groups without really forming couples until they reach 18 or 19 years of age.
Something new represents the newlyweds and the beginning of their new life together.
Something borrowed signifies something that the bride must give back, such as her veil or her mother's own wedding dress.
Walsh writes that Romany Gypsy girls are supposed to get married between the ages of 16 and 18, and that many Romany Gypsy men look for a wife who hasn't been even kissed by another man beforehand.