German Wedding Customs

Published in 18 de dezembro de 2023 by

Western bride customs add a joyful mixture of customs and frolicsome challenges to a child’s quest into matrimony, from breaking dishes to sawing through logs. Family and friends gather outside the couple’s home to bust numerous ceramic meals to bring good fortune to the woman’s matrimony, known as the” Polterabend.” The couple is therefore required to remove all the pieces themselves, reiterating their commitment to working together through any challenges they may encounter in the future.

La rotie, a post-wedding ceremony in Italy, is greatly physical and lurid, but it has a strong connection to remote tradition there. After the wedding, a group of friends abduct the bride and groom, who next transports them to a club or restaurant where they serve the brides with a libation of champagne and chocolate served in a chamber bowl. The couple may subsequently share a bowl of garlic sauce, which represents married life’s daily intimateity.

Although it may seem common to most people to pour wheat or petals on newlyweds, in Poland, wheat and barley are also sprinkled on the few to wish them good fortune 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” and wish them good fortune and abundance.