Russian Bridal Customs

Every tradition has a wealth of wedding traditions and Russia is no exception. While some current Russian couples opt for a more “westernized” ceremony that simply 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 classic Conservative event with all of its associated enjoyment.

As an example, a standard Russian partners does greet their parents as they enter the home with bread and salt. This is a means russian bride of wishing the new couple a longer living together. After this, the brides will have a special supper of korovai, a round bridal wheat filled with different images such as birds, plants, sun and stars, all wishing the couple wellbeing, prosperity and happiness.

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

Another custom is that the bride throws her bouquet at the attendees instead of the wife. Someone caught it is thought to be the second couple to marry, so they must be very cautious not to kick very 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 wedding. In essence, the vicar’s buddies kidnap the bride before putting her in hiding until he reaches the end of a string of obligations intended to humiliate and humiliate him. To free the lady, the groom had make either real or metaphorical payments.