Where did the tradition of exchanging wedding day begins?
Although no one can say for sure, he believed in medieval Germany, where tradition for a husband to his wife giving silver ring for their 25th anniversary, and gold for its 50th, has start.
Gifts and dating expenditures "say" what cannot be said in words.
However, perhaps due to the crass associations of exchanging money and gifts for the attentions and sexual favors of prostitutes, mistresses, gigolos, and gold-diggers, research on Western dating has largely ignored the monetary and material aspects of these relationships. DATING AND COURTSHIP The role of material possessions in early middle class American courtship practices was not so much in impressive gift-giving as in displaying command of the resources for providing comfort and earning a living. 24) explains: Before a man could marry, he had to possess the means to support a wife and children....
23), dating is recreational and involves no commitment beyond the occasion of the date (Winch 1968).