2PLANNING THE WEDDIDNG: Weddings are usually planned a year before as there are no free ballrooms as well as restaurants.Most couples get married in a month with a letter „r” like Marzec- March. It is said that the couple will lead a good, happy life.Saturday is a day for a wedding and a reception lasts for one or two days, although in the countryside it can be even three days longAbout three months before the wedding the bride chooses her wedding dress and other accessories.,
3Before the couple goes to church, their parents give them a blessing Before the couple goes to church, their parents give them a blessing. Only the bride and the groom together with bestman and bridesmaid go to the altar- no bridesmaids, no father. The mass is about 45 minutes long. After the ceremony, in front of the church people pay wishes, give presents and money to the newly married. But it’s not so easy to get to church, you may have some problems. People can stop the couple’s car on their way to church. They let the couple go when they are given some alcohol or sweets.Here you can watch how it looks like. :
4THE RECEPTION- more traditions When the couple enters the reception room they are welcomed with bread and salt, next the guests pay a toast for the couple and the couple throws glasses behind them for luck.The couple opens the reception with the first dance.At midnight there is a ceremonial putting on of a cap by the bride at the wedding.It’s called „ Oczepiny”Later on, the bride and the groom thank their parents for bringing them up and for organising the ceremony.
5Polish people love parties, they like family meetings as they can sing, drink and dance Here are some photos of a few popular plays and games.
6Now you can see a Polish wedding in a short video presentation, watch it carefully. OSE_eM