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After being published, the young people have just a few days before the ceremony.
They are permitted to go to one last singing with their old group of friends.
Wedding dates for the Amish are limited to November and part of December, when the harvest has been completed and severe winter weather has not yet arrived. Saturdays are not used as wedding days because it would be sacrilegious to work or clean-up on the following day, Sunday.
A typical Amish wedding day begins at 4 o’clock in the morning.
The Ordnung is a written and unwritten set of rules for daily living.
Joining the church prepares the young people for the seriousness of setting up their own home.
She will also be buried in the same dress when she dies. All coats and vests fasten with hooks and eyes, not buttons.
There are also many last minute preparations to take care of before the wedding guests arrive. Some 200 to 400 relatives, friends and church members are invited to the ceremony, which is held in the bride’s home.
A whirlwind of activity begins after Fast Day on October 11.
Fall communion takes place the following church Sunday.
The fathers then announce the date and time of the wedding and invite the members to attend.
The betrothed couple does not attend the church service on the Sunday they are published.