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Last Post: 7 Jun 2010
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9 Sep 2009
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [136]

So, there's a lot of Goralian or countryside customs.
The most important or usual:
1.when bride and room leave a church after the ceremony they have to be rain of grain (oat) which ensure them a lot of children.

2. At the midnight, during the wedding party, the'y organise "ocepiny" what means that the bride stops to be a Miss and start to be a Ms ;) It can take even an hour if it's reali lied to tradition. But usual the bride blasts her veil and that single woman which catch it will be married during one year (the same for single mens, but groom blast his tie).

Southern Poland - mountain - wedding reception can take even a week and be prepared even for 300 (yes, 3 hundred) people.
9 Apr 2010
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [136]

Usually the ceremony is half Polish-half English (accually more Polish than English ;)). The swear can be only in English or as Polish, as English.
5 May 2010
Love / Should i wear this to a polish wedding or not? :) [27]

I'd recommend to put on a pretty ellegant dress. Maby sth above knees? Don't put on the white or ecru one - those are colors reserved for a Bride! Black is not good either.

Nice hairdo is welcome as well. And don't forget about nice but COMFORTABLE shoes to dance all over the night :)
7 Jun 2010
Travel / Lake near Krakow (Zakrzówek Lake?) [12]

Zakrzówek is not a lake. It's an old quarry and it's really dangerous to swim!
Maby you were told about Kryspinów, about 10 km from the town center.
7 Jun 2010
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [136]

One of the most important elements in the Polish wedding tradition are so called "oczepiny", which symbolises the transition of the bride from a girls into a married women by taking off her wedding veil. It always takes place at midnight. Today “oczepiny” are rather short and funny entertainments, however in traditional weddings it could take up to an hour.