Continental Bride Beliefs

The day to find married is the biggest and most fascinating occasion of a lives for any few. Although the majority of ceremony rites conform to a standard architecture, some Continental places have their own unique cultures that are sure to satisfy friends and the newlyweds

In agrarian France it is usual to have a write-up- bridal ritual called la rotie, in which the bride and groom are kidnapped by their buddies( or the best person). The party will subsequently edge the couple out of bed and force them to guzzle a mash- up of champagne and chocolate from a chamber pot or toilet bowl. While this seems more scatological and away- putting, it is actually meant to symbolize the couple’s gate from youth to adulthood as well as the community’s involvement in their hitched lives.

Another fun tradition can be found in Romania and other European countries. During the days leading up to the wedding, guests work together to abduct the bride and whisk her away to an undisclosed location where they will demand a ransom from the groom. It is a great way to break the ice between the couples and also test how well they will be able to work together.

Lastly, in the Netherlands and Belgium it is common for the groom to gift his bride with something special the day after their wedding. This can range from cash to a car or even a castle! This tradition shows the love and appreciation of the couple towards their loved ones.

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