Ukrainian bridal customs

A Ukrainian bride is a breathtakingly beautiful meeting that is jam-packed with dance and music. It can last for several weeks with various music, events, and different ceremonies. It is typically held on a Saturday ( though quite religious rites can be done on Sunday ).

Just before the church meeting starts, one of the most significant rituals takes place. The bride and groom meet their individual families at the house of the bride’s kids during this event, known as the Blahoslovenya. Ok, the families of the bride and groom formally consent to their kids getting married. On their special day, the man also gets to meet the wedding here for the first day.

The couples receive a rushnyk (embroidered handkerchief) to move on after meeting their families. In their union, it is thought that whoever occupies it first will be the head of the household. Before taking their pledges, the pair steps on this towel that they brought with them to the religion.

Another custom that takes place during the religion service is where several godparent newlyweds bless the partners. It’s pretty a sight to see that there are frequently 10+ godparent newlyweds per couple! These are also the same folks who will look after them and send them their best wishes for a happy relationship. In the end, the handful makes their way down the aisle hand in hand and accepts their jewels from the pastor, demonstrating their unity as a true group.