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German Wedding Customs - Germans respect and love their traditions and maintain them through time and distances.
Foreigners travel to Germany and marry there, Germans living abroad wish to get married in accordance with their native rituals, so it is high time to get brides and grooms acquainted with what they will have to do on their German-like Hochzeit (wedding).
There are some typical German wedding traditions:
It is a rule to choose a "special" place for the wedding, rather than the general rule in America of always having the wedding at the bride's family church;
Bride should carry salt and bread as an omen for good harvest, and the groom - grain for good luck and wealth;
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