Marriage Customs in Russia


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

A few goes through a pomolvka, or engagement interval, before deciding to get married. The man did make some trips to his upcoming girlfriend’s house and parents during this time to try to win her hand in marriage. Typically, this dialogue is riddle-like and includes both issues and solutions. There may be a “yes,” “no,” or “maybe” response.

The pair must then delay at the registration business until their enrollment time. It might take three months to finish this. They are not permitted to satisfy or see one another during this time. This is done to stop a relationship from erupting.

The handful must beat a variety of challenges on their way to the registration office, which the couple’s home makes up for for them. Assessments of power, intelligence, and a variety of other skills may be included in these. The groom must paid a ransom if he fails, which is typically cash, treats, or chocolate bars.

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.