QUOTE (Guest @ 26th Aug 2012, 02:17am)
This was a common practise in among the "Mill Lassies" of Paisley and surrounding districts to dress up and with their friends, bridesmaids and wedding guests, go out on the "bevvy" and dance through the streets decorated and stoshious. Males were cornered and expected to contribute cash to the "chanty" carried by the future bride. As this was normaly on a Friday night they did quite well. After making a contribution you got to kiss the bride, and as I recall in one particular occasion I got to kiss most of the wedding party. A grand old Scottish custom I was more that happy to participate in.
I remember the 'Mill Lassies" and their round the streets wedding ritual and all the kisses I could get after the pubs shut.
Great times and good fun. Danny Kyle wrote a song about them.