The wedding is the sacrament of the Church in which God gives the future spouses, with the promise to keep them faithful to each other, the grace of pure unanimity for a joint Christian life, the birth and upbringing of children. Those wishing to get married must be believers baptized Orthodox Christians.
The wedding ceremony is not performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on the eve and on the days of great and religious holidays, in fasting.
The best day of the week for the wedding is Sunday, also crowned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The wedding takes place in the middle of the day, but in no case in the evening.
Wedding is a paid action. The fee for each church and temple has its own, you must first specify the price.
With the wedding is associated a lot of signs, here are some of them:
There is a ritual that should be done before the wedding. In the morning on the day of the wedding, it is necessary to put a lock under the threshold, how the young men will cross the threshold, close the lock with a key, throw out the key, and save the lock for a happy life together!
If before the wedding the young will swear fidelity to each other over the well, but their love will be forever and "bottomless."
A good sign when the bride goes to the wedding and returns home by different routes, it is better to think in advance.
In no case, because of the weight of the crown, it is impossible to hold the young over the heads - it is considered an almost invalid marriage, a bad sign. Therefore, he must be fully dressed on his head.
In the process of the wedding, when the crowns are worn, the young ones can repeat the words ".. but my illness is not crowned", only this way one can get rid of illnesses and not take them with them to a new bright life.
If during the wedding the young candles burn smoothly and smoothly, then to a measured and happy life, and if they crack, then they will have to live uneasy.
If a candle from one of the young ones burns faster and more, then one will not have to live that long.
Wedding candles should be kept and stored all life at home. There is a belief that they help with difficult births!
The towel, on which the young stood at the wedding, should not be given to anyone and kept at home for the rest of their lives. This towel (also called a towel) is a symbol of a long life road for two loving hearts. By the way, who will first step on the towel at the wedding, he will rule the family.
During the wedding, the young should not look into each other's eyes, they will not get along together, to marital infidelity.
At the end of the wedding, as a token of gratitude for the sacrament, the young should thank the church with freshly baked bread wrapped in a linen towel.
After the wedding, before the festive table, young parents are greeted by parents who present the cake to them, and hops are thrown at their feet. The bride and groom must eat the pie in half. Pie (bread, loaf) - a symbol of love and harmony in the family, and hops for a merry life.
When the young sit down at the festive table, they must bind their legs under it, so that even a cat does not run between them. So the young will not have quarrels and scandals.