The Polish wedding


Every country and every culture celebrates the wedding in its own way. We took a look at Poland to see how the wedding is celebrated there. Denitely wet, happy and with all kinds of wedding customs! The engagement party before the wedding

In Poland, the rst wedding ceremony is an engagement party. This is usually a small and personal celebration in the home of the bride or groom's parents. Very often this meeting is also an opportunity for the parents to introduce themselves or to get to know each other better and to celebrate the wedding of their children together. On this particularly festive occasion, an extensive celebratory meal is served, a large dessert with matching wine and vodka for the gentlemen. The ladies like to drink cocktails made from vodka and juices to match the wedding season. The meeting should show the acceptance and fraternization of the two families and deepen the upcoming connection. Exactly during this engagement party, the bride-to-be will receive the engagement ring in front of the assembled team. The closest family friends are often there too. In strongly Catholic families, the best man holds the engagement ceremony. The family places a cross, a bowl of holy water, and the engagement ring on a table covered with a white tablecloth. Then the wedding party gathers and listens to the best man asks, "Are you here of your own accord? Do you have the family's blessings?" Then he blesses the engagement ring with holy water. The engagement is now ocial. The bachelorette party. cheap formal dresses

As in Germany, the celebrated before the wedding . The so-called "Wieczory kawalerskie" in Poland often take place on the eve of the wedding. The groom celebrates the bachelorette party with his friends in a pub or restaurant. People eat very heartily and drink a lot, mostly board games and card games loosen up the evening. During the hen party, the bride traditionally meets with her girls at home and celebrates, similar to the American As usual, with canapés, cocktails and specic wedding preparations, such as making wedding invitations or table decorations for the wedding. In Poland, too, the last evening in freedom means a symbolic end of independence for the bridal couple and the beginning of a romantic future for two. Polish wedding customs

Poles usually marry both civilly and in church, traditionally on the same day. The church wedding is ocially and solemnly announced in advance in the respective church. The Catholic Church in Poland allows Catholics to marry a non-Catholic person. In such a case, the person of another faith does not participate in the receipt of the sacrament of marriage, but the marriage is concluded before God and valid in the eyes of Poles. Weddings in Poland often last a whole weekend, denitely all Saturday and Sunday; that's why people prefer to celebrate on this day. In large Polish cities, the festivities are not as long and extensive as in the country, where a wedding always means a major event. The most popular months for weddings are around Easter and Christmas, as the church traditionally prohibits a wedding celebration during Lent and Advent weeks. The summer months of June and July are also very popular for getting married. Usually the month of marriage should be a month with the letter R, so June (czerwiec), August (sierpień) and December (grudzień) t very well. These are of course very conventional guidelines that are only adhered to by very strictly religious couples. August (sierpień) and December (grudzień) very good. These are, of course, very conventional guidelines that only strictly religious couples adhere to. August (sierpień) and December (grudzień) very good. These are of course very conventional guidelines that are only adhered to by very strictly religious couples. The wedding ceremony Traditionally, the groom (pan młody) comes to the bride's house with his parents shortly before the wedding celebration. The wedding band often follows him and plays traditional Polish wedding songs. In the bride's house, the bride and groom receive a blessing from their parents and then they all drive together to the registry oce and directly afterwards to the church for the church wedding. In the past, the bride in Poland was led to the altar by her father and the groom by his mother. But this tradition has long been forgotten. The wedding couple is currently going to the altar together. He is followed by the best man, the bride's parents, the groom's parents, and then the rest of the family. Traditionally, all men are on the groom's side and all women are on the bride's side. There are no bridesmaids in Poland! Immediately after the wedding ceremony there is time for the well-wishers to express their best wishes to the bride and groom. First the pastor wishes all the best for the future and releases the couple from church. Then the newly married couple step out of the church while the wedding chapel plays the Ave Maria or Mendelssohn's wedding march. Meanwhile, the wedding guests form a queue to also wish the wedding couple all the best. Each well-wisher has a bouquet in hand, which the bride accepts. The groomsmen take care of the bridal bouquet and the gift of ower decorations, which are used to decorate the house or apartment of the newlyweds and to beautify the wedding night. When the bride and groom leave the church, small coins are thrown and the young bride and groom are allowed to pick up the money while the guests rush to their aid. This is an ancient pagan ritual that is still very popular. It is said that whoever has collected the most money will be in charge of the common home. In the past, small grains of cereal or rice were scattered on the heads of the newlyweds, which should symbolize a good and happy future.

The wedding celebration in Poland As in Germany, the wedding celebration is usually held in a restaurant, a hotel or a rented hall. When the family travels from afar to attend the wedding reception, a place to sleep is always organized. In Poland it would be more than rude if the family or friends from abroad had to stay in a hotel room during the celebrations. As mentioned earlier, a Polish country wedding is usually a lot bigger than a city wedding. Many people in the country have large houses available and can therefore accommodate many guests at home and maybe even celebrate there. In the country, the party usually lasts three days and three nights. Such weddings are very lavish and often include several hundred guests. The drive to the event location is used by many bridal couples to take the wedding photos. Usually this takes place in the time between the civil wedding and the wedding ceremony in the church. Then the wedding couple appears at the wedding location (called "Dom Weselny") and is greeted with bread, wine and salt. Vodka is often served instead of wine, with the glasses being emptied immediately and then thrown backwards. With this gesture, the bridal couple is predicted a bright future. Afterwards, the newlyweds have to bite o the bread, which is supposed to symbolize that they will never lack anything. In the end they drink of the wine and taste of the salt, The Polish bride is always carried over the threshold by her husband, because this is very important in Poland. At the beginning of the wedding celebration there is a toast together. All guests toast the health and happiness of the couple. The rst dance is of course danced by the bride and groom. A very popular custom in Poland is the throwing of the veil. At midnight the new wife throws her beloved veil under the bachelorettes present. Similarly, the husband throws his bow tie or tie between the bachelors of the evening. Those who catch the wedding utensils jointly own the next dance. Immediately after the veil is thrown, the wedding cake is cut and distributed to the guests. Sometimes this is followed by the acceptance speech to the parents who prepared the wedding. It is always celebrated until dawn. During the wedding celebration, the wedding guests should want for nothing. Traditional Polish food is served and there is plenty of vodka and wine. The guests dance, have fun and relax with a live band, which is still more popular in Poland than a party DJ. The next day the " improvements" take place, called "Poprawiny". This is a second celebration designed to extend the time of the wedding. What is special is that after the wedding on the following day, this afterparty often takes place with one of the parents of the bride and groom. long sleeve formal dresses australia


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