During the engagement, Scottish brooches (Luckenbooth) are given as tokens of love and they are usually made of silver and engraved with two intertwined hearts.
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On the day of the wedding, the bridal party would make their way to the church strewing flower petals on the way, but if they encountered a funeral or a pig it was considered bad luck and they would have to turn around and start over.
The clergyman would then meet them and during the mass he would bless the food brought by the guests and kiss the bride.
Sometimes the groom is dressed up in a padded outfit to resemble a pregnant woman, and he is often the butt of practical jokes from his groomsmen who also help him celebrate by drinking in excess.
At the end of the night, the groom is dropped off on the street in front of his house stripped of his clothes and tied up.
The bride then exchanges kisses for money that are dropped into the potty, and this is said to bring good luck, prosperity, and fertility.