The groom must ask for the bride’s hand in marriage, while the bride should make a perfect cup of coffee.
Once the agreement is reached the bride’s family throws an engagement party, where the lovebirds exchange engagement rings.
Today, it’s only in very rural parts of Turkey that this tradition prevails, and most couples meet the same way the rest of us do - through friends or online.
However, it’s rare for a couple to get engaged without the blessing of both families.
Turks adore children, and the idea of anyone not wanting to have children is unfathomable.
If you have problems conceiving, you’ll be offered a lot of advice and wacky suggestions as how to remedy this.
The bride will wear a purple or red dress, and a red veil. She then puts a gold coin in the bride’s palm, and covers it with a piece of henna.
At the wedding, you’ll be expected to pin money onto the bride’s dress when its your turn to offer congratulations.
The build up to a Turkish wedding is just as important as the ceremony, however.
Three nights before the wedding, the women gather together for the henna evening.
Generally, Turkish tradition dictates that the groom’s family will search for a suitable wife, starting with their family and friendship circles.
Once a woman is selected, the potential bride and her family decide whether to accept.