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Wedding Traditions


Imagine your wedding day. You spend all day getting ready…you look beautiful…you head out the door for the ceremony…and you get kidnapped! That’s the custom in on country…
Picture this: You're dressed and on your way to your wedding when suddenly, a group of people snatch you out of your limo, whisk you away and hold you for ransom. Seems pretty scary, doesn't it?Well, this is how most weddings go down in Bucharest and it's all in good fun.
Basically, a group of your friends "steals" you on the way to your wedding and holds you hostage at a nearby place where singing, dancing, drinking and merriment ensue. The groom eventually gets you back, after paying a ransom of something like two bottles of whiskey ... seems like a fair price! (Huffington Post)
Slacker hates the dollar dance with the bride! You pin dollar bills to the bride for a chance to dance with her. What gives you the right to pin filthy money on a beautiful wedding dress…What if it’s a Vera Wang? Gross! Besides, it's just sneaky way for you to pay for your own food and drinks at their wedding!
Steve avoids weddings religiously! He’s so confused! What about the chicken dance? The garter dance? How hokie are these things?
Does your family have any off-beat wedding traditions?
I’ve played a lot of wedding gigs and the most unusual request was playing polka music. It seems the groom’s parents had a polka band play at their reception. So whenever one of the kids gets married they do a tribute to their parents. We played ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ as a polka. The other tradition I can remember was a buddy of mine got married in a kilt due to his Scottish ancestry…
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern

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09/10/2012 3:22PM
Wedding Traditions
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