Dec 24.


0 comment

Western Bride Customs

European wedding customs add a jovial meld of customs and frolicsome challenges to a woman’s trip into matrimony, from breaking dishes to sawing through logs. Family and friends gather outside the couple’s home to tear numerous ceramic dishes to bring good fortune to the woman’s marriage. One like pre-wedding tradition is known as Polterabend. The pair is therefore required to remove all the shards themselves, bringing home the couple’s commitment to perseverance in the event that they encounter difficulties in the future.

A post-wedding ceremony known as the la rotie in Italy is incredibly physical and lurid, but it is also profoundly connected to the government’s remote tradition. After the bride, a group of friends abduct the bride and groom, who finally transports them to a cafe or restaurant where they serve the brides with a libation of champagne and chocolate served in a compartment container. The couple may subsequently share a bowl of vegetable sauce, which represents married life’s daily intimateity.

Although it may seem common to most people to sprinkle grain or petals on newlyweds, in Poland, oats and barley are also sprinkled on the partners to wish them both good health and fecundity. Before the wedding ceremony, the couple is also sprinkled with salt and bread, which symbolize the necessities of life, so that they will always have what they need to survive. Additionally, it is customary for the couple to step on vodka bottles that are displayed at the venue’s “passing gates” to wish them prosperity and abundance.