Bridal customs in Russia

Persons enjoy celebrating their marriage with family and friends. Depending on where you live, wedding customs can differ greatly, but numerous lovers stick to a few tried-and-true elements and add some eccentricities to their rituals.

A pair goes through an relationship phase known as pomolvka before deciding to get married. The wedding will make several trips to his upcoming sister’s residence and kids during this time to try to win her hand in marriage. Typically, this talk is riddle-like and includes both questions and solutions. A “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” could be the response.

The few must then waited until their membership day at the registry department. It might take three months to finish this. They are not permitted to match or see one another during this time. This is done to stop a fugitive union.

The pair must overcome a variety of challenges on their manner to the register workplace, which the princess’s household makes up for them. Checks of strength, knowledge, and a variety of other abilities can be included in these. The groom must paid a compensation if he fails, which is typically currencies, treats, or chocolate restaurants.

After the civil ceremony the couple goes to a venue where they have a reception. There they are greeted by their guests and the toastmaster, who is known as tamada (tamaa). The toastmaster runs all of the contests during the celebration. He also says several toasts, tells jokes and sings songs. Once he drinks the first shot of champagne or vodka he starts all the guests to shout “Gorko!” which means bitter.

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