Hallo all, first post here. I’m trying to find the source (or sources) for the minhag of a chosson to move to his kallah’s city upon marriage. Is anyone familiar with it? Much obliged,
I don’t know if there is a source. Simple fact was that in Europe, the chassan and kallah were generally supported by the kallahs family so they lived either in the same house or town with her parents. This is also the reason why women generally did not marry someone whose name was the same as their father’s and why the first child is generally named for someone in the kallah’s family.
If you would look into the various old Tenayims, you will see that generally they lived in the in-laws house, for the first two or three years. Don’t forget, they married at very young age, age sixteen was normal, where the daughter probably still needed the mother’s help. Otherwise, I don’t think there is any source. Though there is a source that the first pesach was spent by in laws, in pesachim, regarding Korban pesach.
Bottom left of the page, #1881. Though it’s not quite your question because it’s not specifically about the wife’s city.