Since I am in the midst of planning a wedding, I started doing some research on wedding traditions in other cultures. It really is not something that I thought about before, but now it seems like it is something crossing my mind everyday.
The Danish have some fun wedding traditions so I thought it would be appropriate to share them since we sell Danish furniture.
- After the ceremony, if groom leaves the reception room (for whatever reason), all of the women at the wedding will run up and kiss the groom. This rule goes both ways and the bride will leave, and all of the male guests rush to kiss the groom.
- At some point during the reception, the groom will be forcibly hoisted up by all of the males at the celebration and they will cut off the toes of his socks. I found that the reason for this is to prevent the male from being unfaithful. In the old days, people only had 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of shoes. If a male took off his shoes and his socks were cut, people would know that the man was married. Kind of fun that this tradition help up, huh?!
- Gate of Honor - This is an arch made of primarily pine and other items that is placed outside the door of the bride and grooms home. This gate is brought back out for the couples silver anniversary.
Weren't these traditions kind of fun? Which one is your favorite? Did you incorporate any traditions into your wedding?