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Old 05-18-2012, 08:50 PM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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What are some wedding traditions in your area / family?

One is the clinking of the silverware to prompt a kiss between the bride and groom at the wedding dinner. This is so corny and traditional and traditionally corny it has almost become equivalent in my mind to "stupid tradition".
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:55 PM
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In my family, one tradition is that all the male relatives (brothers, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, grandfathers, etc.) dance with the bride.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:27 PM
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I remember one that if the younger sister got married before the older sister, the older sister had to dance a j*g in a pig trough at the reception (those usually held at a fire company - the people who carried on this tradition wouldn't have had their reception at the Ritz). It was a strictly rural thing.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:58 AM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Here in Scotland the bride is taken out into the streets wearing some dress up outfit, usually a brides veil and a posy of flowers with ribbons and flowers attached.. her female friends hit pots and pans together making a noise and stopping men on the street who are supposed to kiss the bride and put money in a babys potty... taking her round pubs was common too but I havent seen this for quite a few years now... the song they all sing, is..

Hard up kick the can..

The brides name .... has got a man,

If you wnat to know his name,

His name is.... Grooms name.

I find it all a bit embarrassing to be honest and it could get worse in factories, where the poor bride was hurled round in a wheelbarrow or some other contraption with wheels, done up with crepe paper and streamers with balloons..

Other traditions is a scramble..... this was when the bride and groom or guests got into a taxi after the wedding.... kids would all crowd round the window of the taxi and wait for the coins to fly out the window on both sides... are we mad? or what.http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/churches/wed-scramble.htm
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Pivot Point View Post
In my family, one tradition is that all the male relatives (brothers, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, grandfathers, etc.) dance with the bride.
And hug/kiss her on the lips? Did a 90 year old grandpa have a health issue after dancing with a bride?

Last edited by DefiantNJ; 05-25-2016 at 04:48 PM..
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:09 PM
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Filipino weddings have a "money dance".

It begins with the couple slow dancing, then the parents pin money on them for a dance (could range from $5 - $100).

For example, the father of the groom (or bride) will pin the cash on the bride's dress, then dance for like 30 seconds (how ever long they like, it's usually a very short dance because a line-up starts to get long) and the next male family/guest comes up to the bride and pin the money on her dress, then have a dance. The same applies with the groom and the female family/guests.

You don't have to put a big amount. It's more just for the tradition of pinning money and wishing the couple financial prosperity.
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