With the coming of summer, engagements and weddings abound. Naturally at BYU there are customs to mark the excitement of an engagement. The groom-to-be is automatically out several dollars as he treats his beloved’s roommates to a steak dinner. (FA14 220.127.116.11.1) The bride-to-be escapes with a lighter hit in the wallet. She needs to only provide her roommates with banana splits. (FA14 18.104.22.168.1)
At BYU the Greek custom of engagements that last a minimum of two years is seldom practiced. (FA14 22.214.171.124.1) The proposal that begins the engagement is always exciting. And it might involve food. Whether it is a ring in a Cracker Jack box or a ring tastefully presented by the waiter with the dessert following a romantic meal, the excitment is still the same. (FA14 126.96.36.199.1 and FA14 188.8.131.52.1)
Wedding showers are popular. A lucky groom may get a kiss for each bow he removes from his fiancees hair. (FA14 184.108.40.206.1) An unlucky one may be thrown into Botany Pond by his roommates. But whatever happens it is a time of festivity and promise.