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The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland?


hispaleo - | 4
3 Jun 2008 #61
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Polish wedding

Hola everyone,

I am atending the wedding of a Polish friend and was wondering whether there are any specific peculiarities I should be aware of. For example, some do's and dont's re dress code, etc.... I am told the wedding will take 2 days(!) and that I should plan to stay in town for at least a week in order to participate in the ensuing celebration....

My friend is quite traditional and the wedding will take place in Czestocowa. As I will be staying with him/relatives I was also wondering what would be an appropriate gift to bring for his wedding and also something for his relatives.

thanks for any input.
free spirit 1 | 37
3 Jun 2008 #62
One very useful piece of advice for maximum enjoyment, is, take it easy on the alcohol until everyone else is well lubricated because it's a lo-o-ong first night. Enjoy ;)
Irlandzki - | 4
8 Jul 2008 #63
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Weddings In Poland

Could anybody tell me what a typical Wedding in Poland is like, My other half is going over for one and I cant go :-( , so gimme an idea!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
8 Jul 2008 #64
Weddings In Poland

Do a little search. You should find a couple of threads on the subject.
urszula 1 | 253
8 Jul 2008 #65
They drink a lot.
And then more.
dtaylor 9 | 823
8 Jul 2008 #66
I was at one one Saturday, was bloody great!!! Vodka everywhere:D





BarryD 1 | 1
15 Jul 2008 #67
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Irish Guy Getting Married In Poland

Hey all - I am an Irish guy getting married to a Polish girl in Poland next year. I am looking to understand the difference (Polish v Irish wedding) I can expect on the day - prepare the Irish contingency travelling :-)
Indi mimi
2 Apr 2009 #68
I am a Kenyan planning a second wedding for a couple that will have their first mariage ceremony in poland then a second in Kenya. What details can I add onto the kenyan wedding to include Polish wedding culture?
gb1uk
10 Apr 2009 #69
Hi Barry - no-one seems to have answered your question and I have a similar one - am getting married to my fiancée in Poland next year and would like to know specifically if there are some customs / traditions I must perform or know about.

I would also like to know if we can have the marriage ceremony in the grounds of the palace we have booked? Has anyone shipped their own priest over or got a local one to perform the service in the grounds rather than in a church - as one person commented earlier - God is everywhere and we would really like to do it this way - out in the open air..

Thanks in advance for any comments
pawian 178 | 15,547
10 Apr 2009 #70
I would also like to know if we can have the marriage ceremony in the grounds of the palace we have booked? Has anyone shipped their own priest over or got a local one to perform the service in the grounds rather than in a church - as one person commented earlier - God is everywhere and we would really like to do it this way - out in the open air..

I am afraid it won`t come through. The church wedding is not just a wedding ceremony, it is always connected with the mass service. Too many complications for the priest to bring the altar with himself etc etc. Or he might accept your proposal on condition you renovate his church or build a new one.... :):)
gb1uk
11 Apr 2009 #71
Thanks Pawian - we are thinking it will be very difficult, but not impossible! What about good old fashioned bribery - we offer the local priest a substantial donation to help with his church funds / renovation..

Not trying to get out of the church wedding (well - actually we are - a bit if we are honest) - just don't want to subject my English guests (about 50 - 60 of them) to 2 - 3 hours of a service that they cannot partake in...

Maybe if I claim to be from another religion (i.e. Church of Scotland for example) - I have heard you can get a special licence from a bishop to marry 'outside' the church? Anyone know anything about that?

Thank you
GB
Wroclaw Boy
11 Apr 2009 #72
we offer the local priest a substantial donation to help with his church funds / renovation..

should do the trick
gb1uk
11 Apr 2009 #73
Thanx Wroclaw boy - will see where that gets us..!

Next question - looking for a good, LIVELY band from either Wroclaw or Jelenia Gora, ideally who can offer something for both Polish and English guests? (August 2010).

Our venue is at Palac Wojanow - so anyone knowing a good band near there would be great..

Also looking for a great innovative young photographer in the same area - could be a university student or someone looking for a first project to be creative and gain experience from.

GB
Ja Przybylem - | 42
11 Apr 2009 #74
Like a party that never ends. Countless stories are told and made at Polish weddings.

That's basically a real polish wedding. No wedding in the U.S., even if it is a polish couple, compares to a wedding in Poland.

Imagine being a kid with your birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and every day off of school during a single year wrapped up into one event.
Rafal_1981
11 Apr 2009 #75

JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
11 Apr 2009 #76
what a chavtastic wedding clip lol
rozkochany15 1 | 2
21 Apr 2009 #77
Can anyone give details on the day before and the day after the wedding? I am getting married next June and we intend on having a Polish and American wedding. We would like to incorporate as much Polish culture as we can without pushing our American friends into something they don't understand. I know there are customs for the day after the wedding, and who WOULDN'T want such a fabulous event to go on longer?

Thanks everyone! :)
theblueenigma 3 | 188
22 Apr 2009 #78
Ive been at two already, another one coming up in a couple of weeks . . . they are great fun, the next one Im going to is one of the two day event bashes. The only problem is I cant dance, and I have to or Ill be probably be thrown out :D
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
22 Apr 2009 #79
Anyone know why at Polish weddins in America guests clang glasses and cups wtih spoons raising a loud din as a sign for the bride and groom to kiss (often with their mouths full of food)? In Poland, they chant gorzko, gorzko instead.
Sycamore
29 May 2009 #80
Can someone point me to a video showing traditional Polish dress? And would it be considered an insult or a compliment for an outsider to wear it?
Zosia 1 | 51
14 Jun 2009 #81
I just attended a Polish wedding in Olsztyn last week, i had a blast! People here like to have fun, eat lots, drink lots. i felt like the wedding had more meaning than any of the weddings that i've been to in north america. first was the wedding ceremony at the church, then the wesele at a local restaurant and it lasted until 5am and then the next day another party and another party.

i'm still recovering but it was so much fun!
PeterAnthony - | 1
22 Jun 2009 #82
I love their wedding dresses..They have a very beautiful and huge collections of wedding dresses...

chickcloset.com/
karolcia
6 Jul 2009 #83
Hi!!!

Krakow is expensive.It will cost You about 12 -14 thousands pounds, excluding guests accomodation.but that price includes everything apart from that.

I am organizing my weeding just outside Warsaw and know the costs.
Per plate you pay now about 200zl whats 40 pounds. 40 times 100= 4.000 pounds. and nowdays should be country table, whats table with polish sausages, smalec, etc and thats about 300 pounds, plus vodka and spirits( that depends what spirits you expect to have) but according to vodka it should be half liter per head, cost of good bottle of vodka like finlandia is 8-10 pounds so 8*1oo=800 pounds....

Band is expensive about 1000 pounds and you have to organize them with advance, have question to you, maybe you know some good english,scottish band that could play on the weeding in Poland.

Best regards
Agatka2010 - | 1
2 Aug 2009 #84
Hello, any luck with the photographer and wedding band?

We are also getting married in Wojanow next year! Let us know if you have had any good finds!

Agata
LAGirl 9 | 496
3 Aug 2009 #85
If I ever get married to a Polish man which i hope someday I will marry a Polish man. eventhough I am American with Celtic roots I want to have a big Polish wedding.
Nika 2 | 507
3 Aug 2009 #86
Polish weddings rule!!!! My non-Polish ex-boyfriend loved them!!!
Wish you all the best finding your Polish husband LAGirl!!!!
krysia 23 | 3,057
3 Aug 2009 #87
i felt like the wedding had more meaning than any of the weddings that i've been to in north america

That's because they drink so much at Polish weddings and think it has more meaning. A wedding shouldn't be about everyone getting drunk and talk about for days how wonderful it was when at the same time they don't remember a thing. In America the weddings are usually over at 11:00 or 12:00 and everyone goes home in a decent and respectable state of mind and that has more meaning and class than making drunks out of yourself.
LAGirl 9 | 496
4 Aug 2009 #88
Oh thanks Nika. Poland is my favorite country culture and tradition. the heck if I am celtic I want a full blown Polish wedding. yeah there is a Polish guy I am with now we are friends for now but it might change. he is helping me with my life. he is one of the best man I ever meet. I thank God for him.
swinkoski 1 | 3
8 Sep 2009 #89
Sep 8, 09, 17:00 - Thread attached on merging:
Polish Wedding Tradition

I am getting married next year and would like a traditional polish wedding, does anyone know of the customs that polish weddings have?
TwojPrestige - | 14
8 Sep 2009 #90
Oh, there's a lot. Depends the region and area.
Which part of the country have You chosen?


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