Continental Bride Traditions

German bride history is a wonderful way to celebrate the distinct ethnicities of Europe and their cultures surrounding love and marriage. Many of these conventions have a specific meaning and metaphor attached to them, whether it is for fate, success or to retain the terrible spirits at harbor. Some of these traditions perhaps appear strange or silly to us nowadays but they are deeply rooted in lifestyle and have been passed down over the years for centuries.

For example, in France after the formal festivities and the gathering, it is classic to assemble outside the honeymooners’ screen to smash pots and pans with them – this is known as “la charivari”. This is to hope them good luck and free them from any monetary worries they may have. It is also done to advise them of the joy and excitement that their ceremony morning brought them, as well as to provide them more nice fortune in their future jointly.

Another European wedding tradition is the” Krevati”. This involves friends and family members placing wealth on the child’s mattress for fertility, wellbeing and success. They generally leave a small more than that and if they are very rich, they might even present them with a apartment or a tower!

Caramelized cashews are even a Western wedding traditions. They are given to all friends who attend a marriage and reflect fate, wellness, believe and achievement. They are usually pinned to the honeymooners clothing by their guests, much like the wedding rings.