•IN POLAND IN MOST FAMILIES WEDDING STRATS WITH
THE GROOM, THE WITNESSES AND PARENTS COME TO BRIDE’S
HOUSE. THEN PARENTS BLESS THE COUPLE AND THEN THEY
ALL GO TO THE CHURCH.
COUPLESWHOGETMARRIEDIN THETOWNHALL SAY:
BEING FULLY AWARE OF THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RESULTING FROM GETTING
MARRIED, I SOLEMNLY ENTER INTO THIS MARITAL AGREEMENT WITH XXX AND I
PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING TO MAKE THIS MARRIAGE A HAPPY AGREEABLE AND
FROM THE BEGINNING
OF 20TH CENTURY
OLD WEDDING PHOTO
Beforethe reception family and guests
wish just married couple all the best
and give them flowersand presentsor money.
The bride and groom are
by their parents with
bread and salt
(it’s an old Slovian custom)
Then there is the first toast.
Just married throw their glasses
the glasses must broke –
it should bring them good luck.
First dance– when guests eat their
dinner there is a time for the first
dance. In the past the first dance
was Polonez – traditional Polsih dance.
Now couples dance more popular
The wedding reception
in the country in 19th century
From the film
Oczepiny – it is slovian custom that survived till today but in a changed
form. Centuries ago the bride was taken to the small room. Old ladies cut
her long hair and put on her head a special scarf which was a symbol of
beeig married. Nowadays, during oczepiny, a bride, a groom and guests
take part in more or less funny games.
IN THE PAST