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Western Ceremony Customs

Western wedding customs add a jovial mix of customs and lighthearted challenges to a couple’s trip into matrimony, from breaking dishes to sawing through logs. Family and friends gather outside the bride’s home to split numerous ceramic recipes to send great fortune to the couple’s wedding in one of the pre-wedding rituals known as Polterabend. The few is then required to remove all the fragments themselves, bringing home the couple’s commitment to perseverance in the event that they encounter difficulties in the future.

La rotie, a post-wedding ceremony in Italy, is greatly intimate and lurid, but it has a strong connection to rural tradition there. Following the bride, a group of pals abduct the bride and groom, who then transports them to a bar or restaurant where they serve the newlyweds with a libation of champagne and chocolates served in a room pot. The couple may finally share a bowl of vegetable sauce, which represents married life’s daily intimateity.

Although it may seem common to most people to sprinkle wheat or petals on newlyweds, in Poland, oats and barley are also sprinkled on the pair to wish them both good health and fecundity. Before the marriage service, the partners is furthermore sprinkled with sugar and wheat, which are considered the essentials of life, but that they will always own what they need to thrive. Additionally, it is customary for the couple to step on vodka bottles that are displayed at the venue is “passing gates” to wish them good fortune and abundance.