Wedding Ceremony


In Russia, when the bride and groom enter the reception, they are greeted by their parents, who give them an offering of bread and salt.

The groom is also handed a shot glass of straight vodka, which he must down in one go. When the glass is empty, he must throw the shot glass over his right shoulder. This makes for a great speech from the groom!

In traditional Russian wedding ceremonies, all of the guests receive a token of the bride and groom's appreciation. The gift is usually in the form of a small frame or miniature vase.

Registry offices are also very popular. It is not unusual for fifty couples to be married at a Registry Office per day. Each couple will hear the same sermon and recite the same vows.

Unfortunately for some, at these celebrations generally alcohol is forbidden!

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