Marriages usually take place between Christmas and Shrove Tuesday. A lot of people get married during that time. In olden times horses and cattle were given as a dowry, but now a days, it is seldom stock is given, but money instead. In olden times marriages were sometimes celebrated in the houses. Sometimes now when the couple come out of the chapel, they find an old boot tied on to the motor for luck. Wednesday is supposed to be the luckiest day to get married on.