The dowry and wedding prep.
A girls father chose her husband and she could be engaged from the age of 7 and married from 14.
A woman brought into the marriage whatever she or her family could afford, it was then owned by the husband.
a dowry could consist of Property, money, slaves, clothing, jewels or furniture.
on the night before her wedding a woman gave her father her Bulla (birth locket) and gave any childhood toys to her family.
THE BRIDE'S OUTFIT.
A straight tunic that came down to her feet with a rope tied around her waist in a hercules knot. only her husband could untie this knot. over this she wore a veil which was saffron coloured called a flammeum. she also wore a wreath of flowers which she collected herself.
ceremony and after.
Quando tu Gaius, ego Gaia. this is what the bride said to confirm the marriage. part of the consent process.