- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’m Polish, German and Italian. FI is German and Irish. It’s very important to me to incorporate our heritage in some way, shape or form into the entire day.
I’ve tasked my mom with looking into some wedding traditions from all four countries. So far the one I like best is from Poland and here it is:
The sharing of the bread, salt and wine. At the wedding reception, both sets of parents greet the newly married couple with bread (typically rye), which is lightly sprinkled with salt and a goblet of wine. With the bread, the parents are hoping their children never go hungry or be in need. With the salt, they are reminding the couple that their life may be difficult at times and they must learn to cope with life’s struggles. With the wine, they are hoping the couple will never thirst and wish that they have a life of good health, good cheer and share in the company of many good friends.
I think this is great and am hoping my FI does too.
Are you doing any special traditions like this?