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Russian folk wedding ceremony


Courtship - a wedding ceremony that is meant by a proposal bride hearts and hands of the groom, the ceremony must present the bride's parents.In this ceremony, the groom is the main person.But the send is valid for the bride's parents instead of themselves matchmakers.Often act as matchmakers godparents or close relatives of the groom.Just before the ceremony young parents agree about the match.

At this ceremony the bride dresses, usually brings a suit and two flower bouquet.One of them presents the bride's mother (mother-in), and the other - the young bride.The young man says the bride's parents about his love for her and asks for her hand.If the bride's parents agree then the bride's father takes his daughter's right hand and puts it in the hands of the groom.


Another essential aspect Russian wedding ceremony are the bride where the groom's parents, in-laws and groom evaluate and consider the dignity of the bride.Usually, the bride was carried out after courtship before sha

king hands.Also mean the bride and the bride's parents visit the homestead farm groom, we are paying attention to the presence of bread, cattle, clothes and utensils.

Handshake After the ceremony parents finally talked about all the nuances of the upcoming wedding: the cost, date and time, giving and gifts.When Handshake necessarily partitioned ranks at the wedding.The end result is a voluntary handshake Handshake fathers on both sides.

Years ritual Handshake joined the ceremony the bride.


Vytie, or a kind of ceremonial mourning, carried the bride's relatives.This meant parting with his daughter and her friends parents.The bride wore a veil on the head of a kind that was to obscure her view, and she was accompanied by relatives.If the bride released, she fell.


was conducted hen always for 2-3 days before the wedding or on the following days after the Handshake.On the bachelorette party, which was held at the bride's friends came and sang wedding songs and sewn together with her gifts for the groom and his relatives.During this ceremony the bride necessarily cry, howling and voices, which meant parting with her maiden life, in fact ahead faced a difficult married life.

Another very important nuance to the bachelorette party was Russian folk ritual unwinding of braids bride, who carried her friends.This meant that the former life for her is over.

Then followed the ceremony of the washing of a young bride in a bath.Is carried out on the eve of the wedding, or early in the morning before the start of the celebration.Hiking in the bath accompanied by chants and prichetami occurred magical rites.


By the wedding she had to gather a rich dowry.Here she also came to the aid of a girlfriend.Time collecting dowry determined week.The composition of dowry were handmade things: blankets, quilts, pillows and painted towels, shirts, belts and scarves.

first wedding day.

Chief or the first day of the wedding included the arrival of the bridegroom, going to the altar, the transfer of dowry, moving into the house of the bride groom's parents' blessing and directly wedding festivities.


boyfriend or boyfriend, was considered an important person at the wedding, as the wedding ceremony led.Groomsman assigned to receive either a close friend or relative of the groom.Usually Druzhko was tied over her shoulder beautiful embroidered towel.

arrival of the groom.

In some regions, the wedding day Druzhko came to the bride's house and wanted to know if she was ready to take the groom.At this point, the bride had to be fully prepared, that is, wearing a wedding dress and sit in the corner.


Upon arrival of the groom carried a Russian wedding ceremony of a ransom.He concludes that the groom had to pay for admission to the bride.This ceremony came to the present day.To redeem the bride, usually parents and her friends.


Before the trip to the church young father and mother of the bride to bless them with bread and icon.So, before the wedding the bride unravel his scythe and she braided two braids, and then well covered her hair headdress or povoynikom.

arrival of the groom's house.

After the wedding ceremony the bride was brought to the groom, where his parents had their blessing.Some folk rituals there Planting bride and groom on a fur coat, which acts as their talisman.During the blessing should definitely keep in the hands of the bread, and, as a rule, an icon.The bride and groom have this bread to bite.

wedding feast.

According to the rules on the first day of the wedding the bride's parents did not have to sit at the wedding table, where there was a ceremony which was called "proud to call."Basically, this ceremony was performed by costumed guests bride and groom.Huge crowds they came to the house of the bride's parents, and they touted the table.After the wedding ceremony the bride's lamentations ends and begins a funny and joyful part of Russian folk wedding ceremony.After this, the young went to the bride's house for the gifts, and then went to the groom, which already had everything ready for the wedding festivities.During the wedding ever sang for the bride and groom and their parents.In the house of the bride's parents celebrated the second day of the wedding.If the banquet delayed for three days, the 3rd day of celebrating again in the house the groom's parents.

«Laying" and "buzhenie."

«Laying» Honeymoon at night produced a matchmaker, or so-called postelnitsa which prepared the bed for the young.For a young bride had to pay a ransom.The next morning came to awaken young boyfriend matchmaker or mother in law.Under the rules of the ritual of hanging the sheets came with specks of blood that spoke of the honor of the bride.

second day of the wedding.

On the second day of action is the main search of the bride, or "Search Mutton".Its essence is to look for the groom - "shepherd" - and his relatives of his "Mutton" - the bride, who was hiding somewhere in the house.