Continental Wedding Customs

There are some fairly awesome cultures that surround this exclusive occasion, whether you’re planning your individual marriage or are just a fan of them. From commitment parties, bridal showers, and bachelor/bachelorette parties to the first search time, there are so many excellent time- honored events that help couples create up to their big day. Yet, some European nations still have their own distinctive customs, which are unique from what we’ve come to expect in the Us.

In a typical french town, the bridegroom would assemble his posse at his girlfriend’s home before escorting her to the meeting in a procession. While the groomsmen serenaded and actually bribed them to let the wife and him enter, her family and friends reverently blocked the house’s gate. This is called “la cortege”.

Once at the service, the pair do sit on two reddish leather recliners underneath a canopy, known as a porta. The families would then give them bread and salt, with the bakery representing success and the salt representing difficulties that might arise for them. They’d even crack a pair of glasses, either by stepping on them or throwing them over their shoulder, which represents the smashing of impediments and cohesion as a married couple.

In Greece, people throw a party known as a krevati three days before the wedding, where they put income on the woman’s bedding to promote fertility and growth. Similarly, in Sweden, a pot filled with pennies would be placed under the princess’s remaining foot as she walks down the aisle to reflect wealth.