There are some very incredible cultures that surround this particular occasion, whether you’re planning your personal marriage or are just an disciple of them. From relationship parties, bridal showers, and bachelor/bachelorette parties to the first search minute, there are so many excellent time- honored events that help couples build up to their big day. However, some European nations still have their own distinctive customs, which are exclusive from what we’ve come to expect from the Us.

In a typical french town, the man would gather his posse at his wife’s house before escorting her to the festival in a procession. While the groomsmen serenaded and also bribed them to let the wedding and him in, her family and friends ceremoniously blocked the house’s entrance. This is called “la procession”.

Once at the festival, the pair had relax on two dark leather recliners underneath a dome, known as a carre. The parents would then give them bread and salt, with the food representing happiness and the salt representing difficulties that might arise for them. They’d also break a pair of eyeglasses, either by stepping on them or throwing them over their shoulder, which represents the bursting of impediments and cohesion as a married couple.

Three days before the wedding, households in Greece hold a group known as a krevati where they deposit money on the woman’s cot to promote fertility and prosperity. Likewise, in Sweden, a pot filled with coins would be placed under the bride’s left shoe as she walks down the aisle to reflect wealth.