The most usual time of the year that marriages take place here especially in the country districts is between Christmas and Shrove Tuesday. Wednesday is considered a lucky day on which to be marries. May is not considered a lucky month, an old saying is "Marry in May you'll rue the day". Marriages are generally made in this country by the parents or guardian of the young people. As a dowry the bride used to give her husband horses or other stock instead of money. About sixty years ago, marriages took place at the home of the bride. Now marriages take place in the Church.