Marriage Customs in Russia

Marriage Customs in Russia

People enjoy celebrating their marriage with their family and friends Depending on where you live, marriage customs can vary greatly, but many newlyweds stick to a few tried-and-true elements and incorporate some eccentricities into their service.

A few goes through an proposal phase known as pomolvka before deciding to get married. The groom may repeatedly pay visits to his future girlfriend’s parents and home during this time in an effort to win her hand in marriage. This conversation typically has questions and answers and is riddle-like in nature. A “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” could be the response.

The partners must then wait at the registry business until their subscription evening. It might take three months to complete this. They are not permitted to interact or see one another during this time. This is done to stop a relationship from erupting.

The few must conquer a variety of challenges on their means to the register business, which the couple’s family makes up for them. Tests of strength, intellect, and a variety of different abilities may be included in these. The man must pay a payment, which is typically coins, candies, or candy bars, if he fails.

After the civil ceremony the couple goes to a venue where they have a reception. There they are greeted by their guests and the toastmaster, who is known as tamada (tamaa). The toastmaster runs all of the contests during the celebration. He also says several toasts, tells jokes and sings songs. Once he drinks the first shot of champagne or vodka he starts all the guests to shout “Gorko!” which means bitter.