Traditional Chechen weddings are very special events and are celebrated for three days, but they have their own features that may seem rather strange to us. This post will tell us about all the features of traditional weddings in Chechnya.
The bride, with her friends in her bedroom, waits for the groom’s relatives, who should pick her up.
Friends of the bride, who wears a traditional Chechen dress, make sure that she looks perfect.
In Chechnya, the girls are usually about 17-18 years old when they are married, and the groom, who traditionally pays for the wedding, is a little over 20.
The bride stands there, where she will be until the end of the ceremony. Throughout the day, she will be presented to the new family. She must remain standing, and can sit down only when she is given permission to do so.
Relatives of the future husband escorted the bride to the place where the wedding ceremony is held.
The groom can’t get close to the bride.
Traditionally, no one in the bride’s family can attend the wedding.
At the wedding ceremony, guests ask the bride to bring them a glass of water. Guests and relatives joke, talk to each other and discuss the appearance of the bride.
The bride must remain silent because talkativeness is a sign of immodesty. She can offer guests a glass of water and wish them health.
Before the start of the dancing, the groom’s family gathers for the traditional wedding photography.
Everyone is dancing and singing, but the bride should stand aside.
Even while dancing men and women are not allowed to get to each other too closely.
The cortege of the cars in which the groom and his relatives go to the bride’s house.
On the third day of the celebrations the groom’s relatives gather at his house already for the conclusion of the marriage ceremony.
The mullahs read prayers in the house of the groom.
The man, who is endowed with the duties and rights of the father of the bride and groom is usually sent to the registration of marriage.
The groom’s relatives.
By tradition, the bride is allowed to hold a baby so that she can give birth to many sons. She hugs the boy and gives him something
The driver of the car in which the bride sits, waving a gun through the window.
Children catch the money thrown out the window.
The bride with relatives of her future husband, going to the restaurant.