Russian Wedding Practices

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Every culture has a wealth of wedding traditions and Russia is no exception. While some modern Russian couples opt for a more “westernized” service that only requires them to sign their names in a register office ( or as we call it Zags), there are still those who want to go the whole hog and have the standard Orthodox event with all of its related fun.

As an example, a standard Russian pair may greet their families with bread and salt as they enter the home. This is a way of wishing the novel couple a longer living together. After this, the brides will include a special supper of korovai, a circular bride wheat filled with different images such as pigeons, plants, sun and stars, all wishing the couple health, prosperity and happiness.

During the greeting, guests are encouraged to fall a bit of wealth on the floor around the honeymooners, known as “dvoryanka”. This traditional custom embodies a couple’s hope for great success in life.

Another custom is that the bride throws her flowers at the visitors instead of the visitors. People caught it is thought to be the person who will marry the future, so they must be extremely cautious not to stomp too painful. A piece of the plate must be positioned underneath their pillow for those who do n’t pick up the bouquet.

The “ransom” is a standard part of a Russian bride. In essence, the couple’s buddies kidnap the wife before putting her in hiding until he reaches the end of a string of obligations intended to humiliate and humiliate him. To available the maiden, the wedding may make either actual or symbolic payments.

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