Culture September 16, 2018 at 09:30 am

Five Ancient African wedding night customs you may not have heard of

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor September 16, 2018 at 09:30 am

September 16, 2018 at 09:30 am | Culture

Traditional marriage in Morocco — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Bridal party a witness to the consummation

In some parts of Morocco, a woman’s bridesmaids were usually present during post-wedding festivities. After a marriage ceremony, a Moroccan bride would be lifted up on a circular cushion or table and the groom on the shoulders of his friends.

The two would then be carried to the bridal chamber where they would be expected to consummate their marriage. The bridal party would often hang around to witness the loss of the woman’s virginity to her new husband.

The bridesmaids would sometimes even stay to actually witness the couple’s first sexual intercourse. They would then examine their sheets for signs of blood to confirm the bride’s virginity. The couple would then head to their new home.

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