Russian Marriage Customs

Every culture has a wealth of wedding traditions and Russia is no exception. While many contemporary Russian couples opt for a more “westernized” service that simply 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 pig and have the classic Conservative celebration with all of its associated enjoyment.

As an example, a classic Russian pair will greet their kids as they enter the house with bread and salt. This is a means of wishing the novel pair a long living together. After this, the newlyweds will have a special dinner of korovai, a circular ceremony breads filled with different characters such as pigeons, bouquets, sun and stars, all wishing the couple wellbeing, prosperity and happiness.

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

Another custom is that the wife throws her flowers kiss russian beauty at the visitors instead of the customers. People caught it is thought to be the second couple to marry, so they must be extremely cautious not to kick very painful. A piece of the plate must be positioned underneath their pillow for those who do n’t catch the bouquet.

The “ransom” is a traditional part of a Russian bridal. In essence, the vicar’s associates abduct the wife and keep her until he finishes a string of commitments that will eventually humiliate him. To open the girl, the man must make either authentic or symbolic payments.