Post # 1
I have tried to find out about this, from what I understand it no longer takes place. There don’t have to be witnesses to consummation and/or the bedsheet right?
My mom and I don’t really talk about sex so I don’t feel comfortable asking her. If this practice still takes place, I definitely want to forgo getting married, as it would make me very uncomfortable.
Post # 2
Uh. Where are you and what culture are you talking about?
Post # 3
Oh it’s you. Yes, oh yes it happens all the time. You have to be sure to have white bedsheets and a room with a balcony, or at least a big window so the sheets can be displayed to the crowd below.
Really considerate husbands cut themselves so as to produce a lot of blood and thus more kudos for you both. Mine was a wimp, but at least he bought some fake blood from a joke store and it worked a treat. Everybody cheered.
Seriously though, if you really want to know about this, Wikipedia has a perfectly good entry.