calling all Russian bees! did you have any Russian traditions in your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 4
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9696 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@baileyjosephine:  We are Russian. Singing, dancing, attire, food, customs, what are you thinking exactly? We haven’t made any final plans but I’m sure we will include something 🙂

Post # 6
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9696 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@baileyjosephine:  I am Russian, so I can’t give a non-Russian perspective, lol. I will try though. No one would know about the ransom because it happens without the guests, and I think having Russian food and candy AS WELL AS “regular” choices would be best. That way if people don’t like it, they have other options. You are including your culture but not forcing it. It is important for the day to be meaningful to you and you should definitely include cultural elements!

Post # 7
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1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@baileyjosephine:  I don’t think it is going to be too much. You can do whatever you want. We didn’t do anything you mentioned because the majority of our guests were American. But let me tell you it was kinda awkward when Russian guests started yelling:”gor’ko” and expected us to make out…. Yeah…. I kind of wish I would have thought of karavai, I think it is a good idea. What do you mean by Russian candy? Chocolate? Samovar would also be cute

Post # 8
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3740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@baileyjosephine:  Please do some dancing and other cultural customs. My sister married an Irish gent and the dancing was AWESOME!

Post # 12
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We had only Russian food at our wedding.. Also my mom read a poem in Russian during the ceremony and we had a few songs in Russian. My husband is not Russian and was really pleased with our catering. 

Post # 13
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here is a pic of the food:

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