Many Slovak wedding customs properly appear foreigners unfamiliar, but Slovaks truly do appreciate them. The ceremony should look beautiful, and if something does n’t look good on camera, they are n’t afraid to retake it. This is what is most important to them. Ethnologist Zuzana Jakubikova told The Slovak Spectator,” It’s like filming: if the scene does n’t turn out well, you just film it again.”

In a past meeting known as pytacky, brides used to go to the couple’s parents to ask for her hand in marriage. However, the groom would have to carry out a number of responsibilities to demonstrate his devotion to her if her relatives objected. Running a minefield, dancing with the entire village, and giving presents to her kids were some examples of this.

The” savojka” ceremony, where the couple’s friends gather to plait her locks, is another custom. This is a really emotional time as she prepares for her new existence. The few likely finally consume the similar plate and knife of dish, indicating that they will continue to share everyone.

Slovak honeymooners were traditionally required to see a register as well. People who needed wood for cooking and heating were taught how to use a knew because this tradition had realistic foundations. It’s a much more metaphorical act now, but it still helps them work along and grow in confidence.