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’ to which you may not instantly want to say ‘Well, for tax reasons, of course’.5 Free weddings Cheapskates and genuinely poor people can get married for free: councils set aside certain times for this (usually early in the morning, they are not THAT charitable).
Be prepared to have your friends and relatives tell you they will ‘come around later’ when there is a prospect of drinks and nibbles.6 What does it all cost?
Some registrars, however, like to take control and may ask questions like ‘Why are you getting married?Unlike a registry office marriage, which is easily dissolved, a union blessed by the church is slightly trickier to get out of: ‘What God has joined together let no man break asunder’.An annulment is your only option.4 The registrar’s speech During the civil ceremony, weddings couples have to submit to a little speech about themselves given by the registrar – who has possibly only met them once.Gender roles Generally speaking, there is a more defined division of gender roles in Italy, which could cause problems for the first-time Italian dater.Men might find it baffling that their Italian girlfriend demands he 'look after' her.
A famous Dutch joke is that there is only one word which rhymes with ‘huwelijk’ (marriage) – ‘afschuwelijk’ (horrendous).8 Etiquette Wedding etiquette is a minefield and the Netherlands is no exception.