Stomping the glass
What's the strangest thing you've seen at a wedding? A drunken best man? An unusual theme? A few seriously bad dancers? Such occurrences might be surprising , here are some strange wedding traditions .........
STOMPING THE GLASS :
Anyone who's been to a Jewish wedding has witnessed the groom stomping on a glass wrapped in a napkin or cloth. In most cases, the groom breaks the glass after the rings are exchanged, stepping on it with his right foot. Then the guests yell "mazel tov!"
WEDDING NIGHT INTERRUPTION :
On a couple's wedding night, a large gathering of friends, family members and other wedding guests would congregate outside the newlyweds' tahanan and proceed to make as much obnoxious noise as possible. They'd bang on pots, sing out of tune and do whatever they could to disturb the couple.t's bad enough to try to spoil someone's wedding night.
TOE (NOT FINGER) RING:
Whereas most jewelry exchanged at weddings involves placing rings on fingers, Hindu brides traditionally wear their wedding rings on their feet. The ring is usually silver and placed on a woman's left foot, on her great toe (which is susunod to the big toe). The groom slips the ring on the bride's foot during the ceremony, and these rings are only worn sa pamamagitan ng married women.
A TRADITIONAL TOSSING:
In many wedding ceremonies, items are thrown at the newlyweds as they leave for their honeymoon for reasons ranging from luck to fertility, bulaklak girls start the process sa pamamagitan ng scattering petals as a symbol of fertility for the couple. During the ceremony, a plate is thrown at the feet of the bride and groom, and the couple must clean it up together to ipakita unity. When exiting the wedding site, mga kaibigan and family throw peas, again as a symbol of fertility. Lastly, nuts, grains, coins and figs are thrown at the tahanan of the newlyweds in an effort to appease the ancient pagan gods of house and home.
JUMPING THE BROOM:
Jumping the walis was a wedding tradition used sa pamamagitan ng slaves in the American South. Because they were technically forbidden to marry and had no property of their own, slaves used the physical act of a bride and groom leaping over a walis in place of a traditional wedding ceremony.The practice was largely abandoned once slavery was abolished, but in kamakailan years it's made a comeback with African-American couples looking to tie the knot and pay tribute to their past. However, not everyone is pleased with the practice's kamakailan resurgence, as many believe that it remains a symbol of bondage.
STUFFING AN tapis WITH CASH:
Polish weddings tend to be lively affairs with pagkain and dancing. The last dance, however, is the most notable. Known as the Bridal Dance, this Polish tradition involves all the wedding guests, the bride, dancing, money and an apron.Before the newlyweds leave the reception, a female friend or family member of the bride puts on an tapis while the new Mrs. briefly dances with each of the guests. However, spins with the bride aren't free, as each guest is expected to place money in the apron. The father of the bride is usually the first to dance and deposit cash, and the groom is the last, but his donation is madami than a few spare bills -- it's his entire wallet! After the groom drops his wallet, he carries his bride off, and the reception is officially over.
In another case of wedding-related smashing and stomping, German nuptials often feature a Polterabend, which is a party where dishes and cookery are destroyed. And yes, it's as fun as it sounds.Polterabends typically start with extravagant feasts and finish with the entire wedding party making as much noise as humanly possible. Dishes are smashed, and pots are clashed. Whips are often brought out and cracked to hasten the departure of any nearby evil spirits.
BLACKENING THE BRIDE:
Now onto a tradition that really stinks. No, really. The point of blackening the bride is to create the grossest concoction possible. A mixture of any combination of dairy, sausages, vegetables, eggs, isda and feathers is poured on the bride-to-be sometime before her big day. After she has been thoroughly befouled, she's paraded through the streets of her town.
This hilarious but decidedly unclean tradition isn't just a ladies-only affair. Grooms are also often subjected to the blackening, in which case the sticky, stinky couple is paraded around town together. Friends, family members and well-wishers follow behind the couple's filthy procession, making as much noise as possible so that no one will miss seeing the pair.
BEATING THE GROOM'S FEET:
The foot beating takes place after the wedding ceremony and is its own ritual. The groomsmen or family members remove the groom's shoes and socks and use a rope or sash to tie his feet together. They then lift his legs off the ground and take turns beating the soles of his feet with a stick, cane or fish.Yes, a isda -- usually a cod or a dried yellow corvina. The purpose of this tradition is to test the groom's strength and knowledge, as he's often asked tanong and quizzed during the ordeal. Beating the soles of a man's feet with a dead isda probably isn't going to make him any smarter, but it's a fun tradition that holds an important place in Korean wedding culture.
BRIDES WEARING WHITE:
It may seem perfectly normal, but when you think about it, Western brides' white garb is strange. Indian brides, for example, traditionally wear red saris, while brides in Africa don a multitude of vibrant mga kulay and designs. What's even madami shocking is that not so long ago, Western brides had madami color options for their wedding wear. It wasn't until reyna Victoria donned a white toga in 1840 for her marriage to Prince Albert that brides began losing their taste for color. reyna Victoria's garb was extremely controversial in its day, as white was a color associated with mourning.
Wedding Night Interruption
Toe (Not Finger) Rings
A Traditional Tossing
Jumping the Broom
Stuffing an Apron with Cash
Blackening the Bride
Beating the Groom's Feet
Brides Wearing White