What would a wedding party be without engaging games and traditions. Here are some wedding traditions:
You must have heard the saying about weddings “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. Something old represents the bride’s past life and this item must be something from the bride’s family. Something new marks a new beginning in the form of a new family. This item can be something that has just been purchased. Something borrowed means that the bride can rely on her family and friends. This item could be borrowed from a happily married couple in the family or circle of friends. So there is hope that the happiness will also be transferred to the young couple. Something blue represents purity, innocence and love.
Garter tradition dictates that each leg of the bride has different colored garters, such as pink and blue. The groom’s task is then to pull the garter either blindly or without the help of his hands. A pulled garter is supposed to predict the gender of the first child. A pulled garter is also used to predict who will be married next. Similar to throwing the bride’s bouquet, the groom throws the garter over his back among the bachelors, and the one who catches it is the next to take the wife.
The tradition of planting a tree is that tree is planted after the marriage registration and before moving to the wedding party. Planting and watering the tree represents the young couple’s desire to work together in growing both the tree and the relationship.
The ritual of giving up the name is performed when the bride gives up her name when getting married and takes the groom’s name, or vice versa. The ritual of giving up the name can be performed in different ways, for example:
- By writing the last name on a piece of paper and then burning it.
- By writing on a stone and then burying it or throwing it away.
- By writing a name on a cake, pieces of which are distributed.
- By giving the name to a passing car in a gift bag.
- By sending it in the sky with hot air balloon.
- By writing the name on the glass and then smashing it with a hammer.
- By sending it to sky with doves.
- By writing the name on a piece of paper and putting it in a bottle and throwing it in the river.
The tradition of locking hearts with a padlock involves writing the names of the newlyweds on the padlock and then attaching the padlock in a public place. The lock is closed by the newlyweds and the groom then breaks the key in half and throws the key head into the river.
The wedding auction tradition usually takes place before the cake is cut. Everything that fantasy allows is put up for auction, the goal has usually been to cover the wedding expenses of the bride and groom.
The tradition of cutting the wedding cake is the culmination of the whole wedding party. The young couple cuts the wedding cake hand in hand, and if at the same time the bride tries to step on the groom’s feet, the woman will also have to pay her respects in the house. The first piece of the cake belongs to the newlyweds, the cake is served to them on one plate. The first bite is for each other, celebrating cooperation and supporting each other.