Hi guys, I'm currently writing a fictional piece on the Germanic tribes in the Roman era. I'd like to use this thread to ask any questions that may arise to make it more historically accurate, of which there shall be many!
My first query is of the marriage ceremonies. Now I know that it was unusual for very young girls to be married off, a la the Romans, with them being a little more 'mature'. Further to this the wedding dowry came from the man not the woman and the gifts were martial in the forms of weapons and shields, plus practical gifts such as Oxen.
This is as far as I get, I can guess that they took place at a shrine to Freya (I may be wrong), but who leads the ceremony? Any further details would be splendid please.