Marriages in the Middle ages took place at the brides house. Couples belonging to the nobility would have their weddings in medieval castles.
Marriage contracts were arranged to describe the rights of both the bride and groom.
The bride, groom, and priest. After rings and kisses were exchanged, the couple would wait for a period of roughly 40 days before the actual wedding ceremony took place. Grooms had to pay a "deposit" at the time of the betrothal, and if he tried to back out of the agreement it would cost him four times that price. Husbands usually promised one-third to one-half of their estate on his bride to ensure her livelihood in case they passed away.
The Common ages of marriage on that time was girls after 18 and boys after 22.
Betrothal is the first step of the marriage contract. At a betrothal, the two people join hands. He gives her a ring to be worn on the right hand. It changes to the left at the wedding.
Renaissance marriage ceremonies and celebrations depended largely on the social class of the bride and groom. It is a marriage where all the attending people are from the same high social class.
Nobles dressed themselves in elaborate and brightly colored robes, gowns and other vestments. The upper class reserved silk for themselves, and in some areas, peasants were forbidden to possess it. Embroidery of gold and silver thread would be sewn to form fanciful designs depicting scences from legends, nature or religion.
Usually in such weddings, the prestige of food and drinks is so high. In the wedding feast, a variety of food is served and the guests eat with their fingers. Some examples are Quail, goose, venison, roasted boar (sanglier), mutton, cheeses, nuts, fresh fruits, oysters steamed in almond milk, stewed cabbage, tarts and custards, and spicy mulled wine.