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Scandinavian Wedding Beliefs

Old world customs that add to the charm of your major time can be found in a Nordic ceremony. These customs, whether passionate or playful, contribute miracle to your wedding ceremony.

During the run up to the meeting, weddings would be cleansed by committed female family members, or “godmothers”, to wash away their maidenhood. The bride’s kransen, a gilded cestus worn by Viking ladies to represent their innocence, was also removed during this ceremony. The bride’s future girl could use this kransen as her bridal crown later.

The gods were very significant in Viking society, and the pair were adorned with numerous representations of their powers. A description of Thor’s chisel, Mjolnir, was often incorporated into the bride’s and groom’s palms for the handfasting festival.

After consuming adequately honey-based honey at their post-wedding party, the pair was legally united. This traditions was the creativity behind the word,’ tying the knot’.

Swedes adore to perform classic folk songs, or’ Snapsvisor’ at their weddings. The honeymooners can bond and be celebrated in this special method with guests!

The Pentecost trip, or Pingsthelgen, is one of the most common weekends for Swedish ceremonies. If the partners weds this trip, it is thought that they will have great success. In Sweden, the father of the bride wo n’t walk the bride down the aisle, contrary to what is customary in most Western cultures. This is likely credited to Sweden’s democratic nation and belief in equality.