Bridal Traditions in Poland

A standard Polish bridal used to be a three or even four moment event. Frequently, it was held outside in parks, forests and buildings. They were a celebration of life and the wealth of nature. Now, however, many couples choose to forgo the church and simply include a meeting in their home or yard with close family and friends. They also enjoy the tremendous meal, songs and liquor but it’s not quite what it once was.

On the evening of the bride, just before midnight ( or around it if a one- day marriage), comes the famous festival known as “oczepiny”, the unveiling of the bride. At this point, the shroud is removed and she dons her czepek – a helmet worn by Polish angels to depict their rank as married females. This is also when the long tresses are unbraided and cut quick, as a symbol of her changeover from boyhood to woman.

As the pair leave the church, guests shower them with currencies and grains, to provide them luck and prosperity. They finally change into their party outfits. It is also classic to throw little, round coins into the woman’s tresses– whoever collects the most will get in charge of their finances.

The celebration begins, and you’ll get a lot of dancing going on. Poles believe that this reduces the side effects of too much drinking. There will be a lot of food also, including lots of different types of cakes, desserts and ice cream.

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