Old Jewish tradition-
The guy goes to the house of the lady and greets the father. He shows the father how he would be able to provide for his daughter. He pronounces his love for her and asks for her fathers blessing. He pays the father a sum of thanks out of his devotion for the girl. Then the guy goes (down the hall) where the woman is preparing a meal and Knocks. If she opens the door that means she accepts.
They eat then partake of wine together, this is a meal that symbolizes them being betrothed. They then take a ceremonial bath, and the man gives the woman gifts to show his love of which she uses to adorne herself (jewelry & makeup). These gifts are to remind her of their covenant.
The man goes away and prepares a place (honeymoon suite). Typicaly back to his fathers house, where he would prepare a place, it would usually be an extention to his Fathers place.
People may ask the groom when are you going to get her (pick her up). He would typicaly say: I don't know, only my father knows because the Father would give permission to the Son when all was ready.
When the time came, the guy would go to the womans house and get her (blow a trumpet outside her house) and her job was to be ready and exspecting. They would then go to this place prepared and spend 7 days together.
they would emerge the 8th day (8- new beginnings) and have a wedding feast.
Christ pays the great price of laying down his life for us (John 10). Rev. 3:20 he stands at the door and knocks. We recieve gifts of the Holy Spirit (truth/the Word) that we embrace in our faith as we wait for his return Isaiah 61:10 /Christ goes to prepare a place for us John 14:3 (Father house ( John 14:2). only his Father knows the time Mark 13:32 . Matt.24:36 / Rev.19:7 / Matt. 25:6 / Rev. 22:17
Don't be harvested out of season. Matthew 9:15 /Matthew 25:6
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.