Wedding Traditions in Norway
A wedding tradition is a special event when a couple unites as one. Preparations, invitations and assembly requires a lot of work and planning. I myself witnessed the differences in wedding traditions in Asia and Europe and I must say that it’s nice to witness such wedding traditions, kinda makes you think how your own wedding will be. Internationally, weddings are not all the same of course, almost every country has their own sort of traditions in wedding celebrations. Like in Norway, it’s much of a smaller crowd compared to other wedding traditions. The bride and groom will invite only some of their family and friends that are close to them. Generally, children are not invited unless it's the groom and bride's child.
Traditional Wedding Dress…
Traditionally, the groom wears a Bunad (hand-made woolen suit). A white silk shirt, short pants and stockings that reaches up to the calf, a vest and a top coat. It is covered with intricate and colorful designs. Some people think that Bunads makes a man look like a Norwegian prince. While for the bride wears a white or silver wedding gown and wears a silver or gold crown with small spoon-shaped bangles so when the bride moves her head the bangles make a melodic tinkling sounds like a wind chime. Norwegian tradition holds that music from the bride's bangles will ward off evil spirits. Music plays a valuable role in Norwegian weddings and often they use the traditional tune "Come to the Wedding" and the happy couple will be escorted out of the church. At the ceremony the bride and the groom will exchange wedding rings and the traditional kiss which is a symbol that seals their relationship being husband and wife. It represents the never-ending love and kiss with unpredictable love and endless historic exchange of each other's souls. At the reception, the tables are often decorated with Blokaker (layer) cake with a "Brudlaupskling" wedding cake which is a flour cake covered with a mixture of cheese, cream and syrup. That tastes awesome! Delicious, and as a symbol of the children to come they plant on either side of the door a two small Fir trees. Well, as for my experience, I don’t think a lot of people there getting married quickly compares to other countries or making a big deal out of wedding ceremonies. Some there people nowadays, are contented in just living together or being just boyfriend and girlfriends.
Wedding traditions are always exciting to be a part of or to witness the two people getting married. I even often imagine myself walking down the aisle while looking at the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And as for sure, everyone wants to get married and experience wedding traditions as well. Even pornstars at Porn want to get married too right? But the most asked question is, are you ready? Are you ready to take all the responsibility in full time commitment and a changing lifestyle? These are the things that will pop-up your head when someone asks you to marry him. But before doing so, calm yourself, think twice or more, have a walk, ask for advice, and know what you really want and what you need.
Marriage with Love…
People get married because they have found their match or the love of their life that would share their goals and accomplishments. The sense of belonging and responsibility, companionship, the joy of celebrating successful career incidents, emotional support, intimacy, and health benefits is what makes two individual feel compatible. People get married because they love each other; they want to spend their lives together or maybe due to societal or parental pressure. It could be a lot of things when getting married, but when it comes to wedding traditions, it’s merely focused on a country’s cultural traditions. Weddings are the best day of anyone’s life and it is a lifetime journey to the next stage in life where you are committed to someone very special to your heart.