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A Polish wedding for a typical couple getting married in Poland


teachmepl 1 | 2
24 Apr 2013 #1
Is there anything you typically give a couple getting married in Poland?

For example in England we give a horseshoe, meaning good luck.

Do you throw confetti?

What other traditions are there?

This is in Krakow if it makes any difference.
maillme 1 | 8
24 Apr 2013 #2
Are you having the wedding filmed? :)
OP teachmepl 1 | 2
24 Apr 2013 #3
its not my wedding I am attending a wedding in Poland.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
24 Apr 2013 #4
Nowadays most Polish newlyweds prefer zł, zł, zł. But they will also accept $, $, $ , ₤,₤, ₤ or even €, €, €.
BTW, did you know a horseshoe in Polish tradition is always nailed over a doorway open-side down, so good fortune may pour down upon those who pass beneath. The Anglos (as usual) do things arse-backwards and nail the horseshoe open-side-up.
smurf 39 | 1,981
24 Apr 2013 #5
Is there anything you typically give a couple getting married in Poland?

Money, lots of it.

Do you throw confetti?

First fulls of small change. 1grz, 2 grz, 5 grz. etc
Outside the church after you give them good wishes and the magic envelope of cash you can throw coins over the couple and they must pick them all up for good luck.

Get practising on drinking vodka ;)
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
24 Apr 2013 #6
Nowadays most Polish newlyweds prefer zł, zł, zł. But they will also accept $, $, $ , ₤,₤, ₤ or even €, €, €.

Disgusting habit.

Expecting cash is incredibly tacky at the best of times.
Forfour44 9 | 94
24 Apr 2013 #7
cracowtours.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/the-ultimate-guide-to-a-polish-wedding/

Many Poles are still attached to the quaint notion that the union of two people in holy matrimony is a significant event that people might want to witness rather than a slightly tedious prelude to a booze up. Shocking I know, but there it is. If your invitation mentions "ślub" that's the tedious prelude part. If it mentions "ślub" and "wesele" put on your best drinking shoes and pat yourself on the back, you're going to a party.
OP teachmepl 1 | 2
25 Apr 2013 #8
Thankyou for your advice. Practicing with the vodka tonight at the bachelorette party... you polish can certainly drink!
diron - | 2
28 Apr 2013 #9
Outside the church after you give them good wishes and the magic envelope of cash you can throw coins over the couple and they must pick them all up for good luck.

it is not after, but before (it is exactly when they leave the church - it is just in front of it)
and not only small coins (1,2,5 gr), you can throw also rice and chocolate sweets (couple will pick up just coins, children-guests will pick up sweets)

most typical is also to give flowers with wishes (but some people prefer to get something else - not flowers (if it is always written in invitation): it may be a book, bottle of wine, mascot)
Paulina 9 | 1,448
28 Apr 2013 #10
Disgusting habit.

Expecting cash is incredibly tacky at the best of times.

Oh, come on lol It's practical and comfortable for both the newlyweds and guests. For newlyweds because in this way they won't end up with 10 porcelain dinnerware sets, 10 crystal glasses sets, 10 mixers, etc. For guests because often they don't know the couple that well (even if they're a distant family) and they wouldn't have the the slightest idea what to buy them.

it is not after, but before (it is exactly when they leave the church - it is just in front of it)

+1
Chrismoran - | 1
20 May 2014 #11
Every place have different tradition to follow and same condition applies to Poland. Blessing,church ceremony, Music,dance, The Unveiling and Capping Ceremony are some of the traditions which are followed in Poland.


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