Rules of etiquette for dating

08 Feb

As you might expect, there were many rules regarding courtship during the Victorian era.

Divide and Conquer Family Trees—Then Compare Notes“When creating a guest list, it’s important to understand a wedding is a milestone not only in the lives of the couple getting married, but also to their families,” says Hopkins.

“[Guest list] suggestions are inevitable—and difficult to avoid—so it’s best to have a plan in place to prevent being caught off guard and agreeing to suggestions you might later regret.” Start by making an exhaustive list of every member in your extended family you hope to see at your wedding, including significant others who fall outside your family tree (use Excel or a Google Doc to keep a growing headcount). While it’s common courtesy to always invite both members of a married couple to family weddings (regardless of whether or not you’re close with both parties), fresh relationships and singletons are trickier to navigate.

The Victorian period is also regarded as the era of Romanticism.

In those days, courtship was considered to be a tradition and was very popular.

However, marriage between two persons was permitted so long the couple intending to marry belonged to the same class.

After marriage, the woman played the role of a dutiful wife and mother.

Queen Victoria and her family were the idols of the Victorian society, even in the case of courtship.

The society had laid down some stringent rules for courting and these had to be followed.

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, Manners for Men by Mrs. These books explained several rules for social behavior and those in the Victorian times closely practiced them.

Enjoy your just-got-engaged glow while it lasts—as a newly minted bride-to-be, you still have a guest list to write.