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The notice stated who was to be married, and if anyone knew any reasons the two could not marry they were to come forward with the reason.
If the reason were a valid one the wedding would be prohibited (Rice).
The family of the girl who was to be married gives a dowry,or donation, to the boy she is to marry.
The dowry goes with her at the time of the marriage and stays with the boy forever (Renolds).
The prospective bride and groom also had an economic stake in a marriage contract, because it would determine not only who their life partner would be, but also how well they could expect to live.
If the boy or the girl had taken a monastic or religious vow the marriage was also prohibited.