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For those who know the Bible...

Does it say in the Bible that the Bride's family pays for the wedding or is it just tradition that things are that way?

If it does say so in the Bible can someone tell me the scripture?


Asked by Dark-N-Prego at 12:16 AM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I'd go with tradition...
    "If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife." That's from exodus 22:16, and seems to say exactly the opposite of what your dad said.

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 6:31 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • this is not a biblical thing, only a tradition.

    Answer by ElenaC419 at 12:17 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • That is just a cultural tradition. But, ask him where it says it in the bible.


    Answer by SingMeaSong at 4:47 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • If he pushes the issue, ask him to show you the scripture. I am 99% certain that it is not a biblical issue.

    Answer by ElenaC419 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Ruth's family couldn't afford a wedding, Esther's either (of course she married a wealthy king). Abigail had money but I assume David (soon to be King) paid. I haven't looked it up, but perhaps it is from tradition. My dad didn't pay for ours. My husband (the groom) did.

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:35 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I thought so but my dad, who's a preacher, talks as if it's Biblical

    Comment by Dark-N-Prego (original poster) at 12:18 AM on Feb. 24, 2011