Wedding soon avaIn Czechia, there are not so many wedding traditions that are still honored by the majority of brides and grooms. But those wedding customs and rituals that are still performed today are curious and fun. For example, the groom paying himself out of the sins of his youth or the couple feeding each other with a spoon with holes (poor bride’s gown!), etc. From this article, you’ll also find out why May is considered the worst month for a wedding, when millions of brides from the rest of the world would kill for a chance to get wed in May.

Swedish wedding avaA Swedish wedding is a truly exceptional and cheerful occasion. These people have so many wedding customs you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And even more curious, Swedes don’t do most commonplace wedding traditions performed everywhere else. Like throwing the wedding bouquet or the bride’s father walking her down the aisle, etc. Instead, there are multiple wedding customs and rituals that will be totally new for you. This makes a Swedish wedding so unique.

Pastry boots avaFor the majority of Slavic countries, wedding bread is a very significant item. There are many traditions connected to it, some of which are really adorable and fun. For example, some Ukrainian grooms traditionally present their bride’s mother with specially-baked pastry shaped like a pair of boots. How did such a strange custom appear? Who bakes these cookies? And actually, why boots?! Let’s find out.

Spanish wedding shirt avaBrides have a lot more options of beautiful and fancy wedding attire than grooms – wedding gowns, corsets, gloves, wedding jewelry and hair jewelry, different accessories, etc. But it doesn’t mean men can’t look deliciously elegant on the wedding day. Here is an example of a vintage groom’s shirt from mid-19th-century Spain, and it’s so ornate and spectacular! Just look at this delicate embroidery that covers the shirt.

Wedding war avaUkraine is now involved in a full-fledged ugly war with Russia. But it doesn’t mean we have to become ugly as well. Ukrainians can find beauty and romance in everything, even in a war. Life goes on, love goes on, couples continue to get married and give birth to babies. In this post, we’d like to show you the reality of Ukrainian wedding fashion 2022. We consciously choose these wedding looks or sometimes don’t have a lot of a choice. Let’s see how Ukrainian brides and grooms look at their military weddings 2022.

wedding avaMost Romanians are very religious people, so many couples have traditional church wedding ceremonies, with all the must-have wedding rituals. We’ve gathered for you the top-10 true facts about Romanian religious marriage ceremonies. As always, the godparents play a significant role in the ceremony – they’re the second most important people at any wedding in Romania. But what else should you know about a Romanian church wedding?

dowry chest avaTraditionally, every Ukrainian bride had a dowry chest with her treasures. She gathered these things during all her youth, and before that, her mother gathered them practically from the moment of her daughter’s birth. Why did they need so many years to prepare the dowry? And what items did it include? In the 19th century, such dowry chests or hope chests were not just storage places but very important furniture. Why?

Bridal party avaAt a Romanian wedding, the second most important couple aren’t the parents of the bride and groom but the godparents chosen by the marrying couple themselves. These married man and woman have plenty of responsibilities and participate in a number of wedding rituals. But they’re not the only ones with significant duties on the day of the wedding. The bridal party members help the bride and groom a lot and their support is important. But how do these people divide the responsibilities? Who does what at the wedding?

Crying avaLearning about different wedding superstitions around the world is fun. The superstitions tell us a lot about the culture of a certain country. For example, Romanians are happy to find a spider in the creases of a wedding dress because it’s for good luck – who else would be pleased with such a find?! And to see another bride on your wedding day is bad luck. There are many other interesting and surprising wedding superstitions in Romania.

Albania avaAlbania has a lot of unique wedding traditions, many of them are truly adorable. For example, Albanians often involve little boys in different wedding rituals. Or they greet the bride with gunfire, which is very emotional and thrilling, if you ask me. Albania is a country that values and preserves its old traditions, so some of the customs you’ll read about in this article are centuries-old and performed with little change in the 21st century.