Wedding ceremony in Romania

Posted on 2019-05-21    Category Traditions

About the wedding ceremony in the south of Romania, in the regions called Dobrogea and Muntenia. What you will read it is the tradition. Today the wedding day have more simple steps as follow: it starts in the morning at the groom house which goes with two musicians ( an accordionist and a clarinet player) to the house of the godfather. There they will stay for a while, will dance will taste some sweets, drink some brandy and will continue to the house of the bride. Here, they will ask for the bride and the parents of the bride will bring them as bride a little girl, a young women and a grandmather dressed as a bride  asking if she is the bride. At the end will appear the real bride and all the people will go to the church for the religious ceremony and then to the restaurant  for the party.


The bride's petition was made by the groom alone or by the groom accompanied by parents, nuns or friends. Also, the nuns of the groom could go without them or simply others who asked if the petitioners would be received. After small children were informed that they would come to the petit, agreement was made and fix the engagement. On the day of understanding, in the afternoon, the boy came with the Gentiles at home. The one who was in charge of the conversation was the big father-in-law, announcing to the host the intentions of the flame. He was bringing a slice of wine that when he came in a hiding place under his coat. He took it out and put it in the middle of the house, asking the girl, as a sign that she agreed with the boy's request to pick up the beard and give her to her father, saying "Dad I want him." The girl's father, take the lace and give it to the others. That's how it works it was the agreement of the girl and her nations. After that the young men were congratulated. The girl's parents then invited her to the table, setting the dowry, the date of the engagement, and the wedding, as well as the gifts that the bride would render to her grandparents, the nuns and the nations from the son-in-law.

If the boy's parents are unhappy with the dowry, or the dad's father refuses to raise it, he says: go healthy after a long time and the wedding is countermanded.

The Logodna ( engagement) ( was also called Logodeală, Honest, Invoice, Impaction, Ceaiz and was done one month to 3 months before the wedding). The engagement was usually made at the girl's home on a holiday day, especially on Sundays, and held a full day. The nations and noses came to the engagement. Before lunch, the nose put the wedding rings in a straw with wheat and put the young men to choose them. After that the young men were congratulated and followed the meal. His nose was in the head of the table, and then he was in. The young people in the queue, they were serving. Sometimes they were called lautars that were paid by the bridegroom. Ginerica, brought the garland and bridal flower for the bride. The girl also took the flower for the giner and gave it to her with two "icuars" of Turkish gold. (right icosari). The flower with the icusars and her mother-in-law took her mother-in-law and played it all night.  The dowry was settled at times or at the engagement. For things to be clear, sometimes dowry sheets were written. As dowry animals or land were given. Besides these, there is the girl's "dowry box", which the grandmother's grandparents picked up and brought home only when things were well established and safe for marriage. Instead, the small Socrates received a vintra with wine. The contents of the linen were the following: shirts, skirts, trousers, towels, towels, duvets, clothing, pillows, rugs, two three beds.

The call to the wedding was made by a deveriga or diavres brother of the cross with the bridegroom (knight of honor) who, with a hand in hand a few days or weeks before the wedding, went from house to house, and called on the past the groom's list. The call was made by this deverge on behalf of the big father-in-law and by two other chemists from the small father-in-law and the nose. Deveriga was supposed to have both parents alive. The called had to drink from the beard and say if it came or not.

Wedding Ceremony

The groom dresses alone Sunday morning without assistance. Saturday evening, however, was shaved by deveriga tainting the flame beard to raise the bearded man. The head was wearing a hat or a hat wearing golden earrings. Flower and tassel in her chest, two shoulders and a towel on her shoulder. The flower in the chest could put her nose on the morning of morning, or bring home to the bride or after the bride's play was played. He was dressed in his shirt, white trousers, boots or boots. The costume was complemented by a short coat of short length, a cocoon or a short brim. The bridal shirt was usually sewn by the bride to the cast together with her friends.

The bride dresses up all Sunday morning, helped by nasa, girls and women. The bride wearing the veil and the white coronet. One of the hooks for a year was a lollipop, which let her hang on her back (with her she binds her like a wife). The bride was dressed in a long pink silk, green or yellow silk dress, tightly cut and wide from the bra, down with a metal cord. Underfoot shoes, short winter in addition or green, red or greyish velvet. The dress was stitched in four corduroy pieces (in the warp was introduced a white and a black age), in the cadrela (large squares) or in the cadrilatta (small squares of different colors)

In front of it was wearing a cat (a cat) made of wool sewn into two pieces, consisting of two sheets sewn in the middle. The field of the cat called the bridge was monochrome (black, green, blue, and it was worn on the side edges and on the feathers, or by hand, in the war, with the lantern.) On the edges of the cattle a white lace was bought. (drunk or elected to war) and then put on the wounded babe with a wool blade. On the feet, he put on boots or shoes.

People with a ceremonial and ritual role

The godfather, they were interested in all the issues that held the wedding and guided the whole wedding, helped the big father-in-law in all affairs. The nose buys the bride's veil and crown, candles and two fir trees. She took the bride with her son-in-law. The nations were inviting their friends and Gentiles to the wedding. Along with the godfather, the big father-in-law was the one who faced the giner's face, he asked dowry, and said if he was happy. He also determined who should bring dowry to his house. Small societies were sitting at the table like any wedding, but if they needed salt, too. The little Socor invites the Gentiles to the wedding and after leaving the bride she stayed with the diners and the honor of the wedding and the neighbors.