Marriage customs in Portugal

Despite the fact that most marriage ceremonies in Portugal are now civil( meaning they are not legally bound), Portuguese marriage customs have not been abandoned. Many newlyweds decide to get married in their country of origin before having a more traditional Portuguese service in Portugal. This celebration festival is a fantastic way to incorporate customs that are significant to you into your special evening. It can be carried out by the officiant in the vocabulary of your choice.

In Portugal, marriages were usually arranged by the home, but today, more and more couples are getting married out of adore. The custom known as a "blessing" nonetheless frequently involves the bridegroom seeking the bride's fathers consent to wed her. This is a crucial time for the couple as it demonstrates to their families their sincere love and commitment to one another.

The service itself is frequently a Catholic service that is deeply ingrained in national traditions. In order to join and defend them, the priest can bind the bride and groom's fingers jointly, refer to them as husband and wife, and include them with his stole. Following the cathedral festival, guests likely congregate outside and present the newlyweds with rice grains, which are a lucky, fertile, and prosperous symbol. This is a very sentimental time for the partners as well.

The pair will then proceed to a greeting location for food and drink after being showered with wheat grains. Giving the couple items they will need in their new home, such as furniture, appliances, and household items, is quite common among the guests. Additionally, it is a well-known tradition for the wife to host an "money waltz" in which she distributes her shoe to solicit modest donations from the audience.

תוכן עניינים