Bride customs in Russia

People enjoy celebrating their marriage with family and friends. Depending on where you live, marriage customs can vary greatly, but many people stick to a few tried-and-true elements and add some eccentricities to their meeting.

A handful goes through an engagement phase known as pomolvka before deciding to get married. The groom did repeatedly pay visits to his future wife’s parents and home during this time in an effort to win her hand in marriage. Typically, this discussion is riddle-like and includes both questions and answers. There may be a “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” response.

The couple must then wait at the register office until their subscription day. It might take three months to complete this. They are not permitted to match or see one another during this time. This is done to stop a matrimony from erupting.

The couple must defeat a variety of challenges on their manner to the registry workplace, which the couple’s household makes up for them. Assessments of power, intellect, and a variety of other knowledge can be included in these. The wedding must spend a payment in the event of failure, which is typically currencies, treats, or chocolate bars.

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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