Continental Wedding Practices

Continental marriage customs vary from country to country. Some of them are extremely interesting and others quite serious. It is common for couples to provide friends donations. Some of them are opened during the greeting and others are left on a table for attendees to available later. It is the rule for male bridesmaids and groomsmen to don kilts or suits. They also wear a twig of whitened holly in their mane for good luck.

Some of the most fun bride ceremonies are those that take place in Germany and Austria. One of the most favorite games is’ kidnapping’ the wife, where she is hunted down from pub to bar and the shortly- to- get husband has to pay for her drinks. Another wonderful tradition is the’money dance’, where the best man of the wedding collects cash from his companions and gives it to the man to expend on something.

In many countries, it is standard to shower the newlyweds with grain, which symbolizes ovulation. This is an opportunity for friends to create hopes for the couple.

The car de bride is an engraved, two- handled deep gold mug that the couple may use to toast each other at the wedding. It’s a very intimate sign and can be used as a forthcoming family relic. The couple can even have it engraved with their first commemoration meeting and another important dates, like the birth of children.

In Poland, it is customary for’ gatekeeper’ to set up ‘ moving gates’ for the newlyweds to walk through on their way to the reception. If the bride is an orphan, the’ guardians’ does take money from the guests to hand over to the wife as her marriage.

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