German customs for weddings

A bride wearing pale large shoes is likely to appear to mind when you think of a German bride. But, a traditional German ceremony includes far more than just the footwear. In Northern and southern Germany, for instance, it is common for attendees and the bridal celebration to consume Bridal Soup after the service. A hearty chicken soup dish with raisins, grapes, smaller meatballs, asparagus heads, noodles, and savoury chicken custard is served. The intention is for the handful to like this food together and get ready for marriage on a whole abdomen.

Another interesting German ceremony custom is that the wedding carries a bouquet of flowers following the service, just like in many other nations. A group of young women receive the flower over her back, and those who catch it will be the ones who will get married as well. Myrtle is frequently added to a flower because it is thought to bring good fortune.

Friends and family typically pull a lot of pranks on the couple before the official wedding ( wedding ). It probably has pre-christian roots and is known as polterabend ( Polter Night ). The bride and groom’s friends violently destroy stoneware and porcelain ( never glass ) during Poloterabend. The betrothed then removes the pieces to symbolize the end of spinsterhood, and the remains are interred with a bottle of schnaps that will be consumed a year later.