Russian Marriage Cultures

Every culture has a wealth of wedding traditions and Russia is no exception. While many modern Russian people opt for a more «westernized» service that only requires them to sign their names in a registry office ( or as we call it Zags, there are still those who want to go the whole hog and have the traditional Catholic event with all of its related entertaining.

As an example, a standard Russian couple likely greet their relatives as they enter the house with bread and salt. This is a means of wishing the new partners a long life together. After this, the newlyweds will have a special dinner of korovai, a rounded wedding food filled with different icons such as pigeons, flowers, sun and stars, all wishing the couple health, prosperity and happiness.

During the welcome, guests are encouraged to fall a bit of cash on the floor around the brides, known as «dvoryanka». This traditional custom embodies a couple’s hope for great success in life.

Another custom is that the wedding throws her flower at the attendees instead of the bride. Someone caught it is thought to be the second couple to marry, so they must be very cautious not to kick too difficult. A piece of the plate must be positioned underneath their pillow for those who do n’t catch the bouquet.

The «ransom» is another well-known part of a Russian bridal. In essence, the groom’s associates abduct the wedding and keep her until he finishes a string of commitments that will inevitably humiliate him. To free the girl, the wedding must make either authentic or metaphorical payment.

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