Russian dating and marriage customs as my italo-american workmate showed her engagement ring to her aunties back the states she got an “uhhh, it looks very … german” and she counterattacked with “yeah, but it’s already paid.! i’m an american woman living in germany and i remember how i felt 20 years ago when i married here!. the denglish (i totally have the same issues with translations sometimes – english makes no sense and does not have enough words…). there are plenty of people with alcohol problems and unfortunately a lot of people start young and then just keep going…./10 drunken uninhibited meetup for beer (dumb), friday 20 oct, in stuttgart 16/10 adult swimming lessons in berlin 16/10 playgroup for english-speaking parents and kids 16/10 cheap flights to edinburgh from munich 16/10 legal movie and television download/streaming 15/10 how to recover deleted files on an apple mac. if you think planning the wedding is different try surviving the marriage. number one most terrifying thing i experienced from the german wedding i officiated (and admittedly, i was just officiating, so it wasn’t that terrifying) was the german sense of punctuality. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! we got married in the states while on vacation and it was a small, private ceremony with his family. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! – after the wedding when the bride leaves the church, friends throw rice on them and it is said that they will get as many children as rice grains stay in the hair of the bride. he burst into insane laughter, too (and you’re married to another german so you know what a feat this is early in the morning! since we didn’t have the standesamt part, i guess they had to fill the time with some other german thing. friends back yard, no save the dates, simple organic invitations and my mom made my dress. as for the wedding and its cost, i am frugal and my husband appreciates it,(at least i think) , and we had a beautiful wedding with 100 people, which is a lot for a german, for around 00, careful planning had a lot to do with it and hiring local caterers that were friends too. the decision to get married came about after we had looked at our income taxes and decided we were too broke – or too reluctant – to pay them. the reception was in a gasthouse with cold cuts, cheese, rolls, breads and of course beer, wine and liquor. our colors are that of the german flag black, gold and red.! i hadn’t thought about that — switching ring hands depending upon the country. we had our wedding in germany, including the polterabend; and the bit about alcohol + shards, etc almost made me do a spit take. afterwards the ashes are buried alongside a bootle of schnaps and stay so till the first wedding day when the schnaps will be drunk. still can not used to the coffee and cookies at the church weddings-why bother?” and i’m sure they do, for what could possibly go wrong when you combine magic, superstition, copious amounts of alcohol and flying shards of razor-sharp death pottery? i do hope you hand on to some of your german friends though. because they have the freedom to die in a fire of twisted metal and broken windshield glass if they so desire. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! a wonderful day and please come back to read our blog whenever you can! we´ve already talk about a wedding, and i really was a little nervous about this, because i know, i would like to spend a lot of money on the wedding, and i have no idea how is it for the germans to propose and get married :/ … my mother is already suffering for losing her little girl. you for the visit and please come back again soon! i’m sure my husband and you would get along great! bavaria the wife is sometimes kidnapped by friends and taken somewhere or to more locations.’ve been married a long time, and it’s all been good (well, except for getting used to this rule about never ever being late by even a few minutes, ever — me — and the horrible, dawning realization that some people are addicted to going barefoot, often and cannot be trained otherwise — him). rings aren't actually such a big deal in germany, and some couples never bother with them. or buy one of these new dresses that look like a wedding dress and after the wedding you can take of some parts and it becomes a nice summer gown. my husband’s family is spread all over the us and my family wasn’t there either, but it was a wonderful day for me and my american hubby. finally after all those thrills, excitement and tears on the documents, i finally got married to my german husband (yippieee! i’m not a big wedding person and have a german boyfriend, but a couple things i would want that he doesn’t seem to consider is: some ring bling and ‘good food’ :).!Oh god the austrian’s have dance moves to their drinking songs too and i feel your fear buddy! the post, keep up the interesting writing and will drop in soon. another great export designed to annihilate and replace local customs, kinda like mcdonald’s coca cola, starbucks, etc. i have been googling: german wedding tradition to add to my wedding website for our uk & usa guest and i stumbled upon this post. and i would have no income without being married to him. was having a rough day — super tired — and she said the wedding post totally turned her day around for the better. although we come from a very rural area in catholic westphalia (where protestants and catholics slaughtered each other for centuries) we both work now in a very international setting in urban regions. i love your blog, it just made my day and i can’t wait to show my husband. from many special and fond memories, here are some anecdotes:-germans have a wonderful sense of humor –understatement and overstatement. in the last two weeks there have been three weddings and since i live in a small german town you inadvertently become party to said weddings.. so the first time i ever got drunk, and boy howdy was it ever a rip-roaring drunk, i was in germany.!Not satisfied with the feat, we had a sunday brunch at a hotel for all guests with a massive buffet table and champagne starting at 11 am, needless to say it that went until six! we ended up engagement ring shopping in the states and had a very difficult time finding something for her because all she wanted was something “simple”. i think good guests are those who drink and dance (ok, they do not have to drink alcohol … it is just a synonym for being open and authentic) and you can achieve this with easy means. everybody who attends and who is not invited to the wedding brings a gift and has their moment to congratulate the couple. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! there are dozens of categorized listings of products and services for expats in germany. marrying a german is likely to be the very best decision you ever make in your life, and i congratulate you for having such excellent taste when you chose one to be your lifelong companion.” – and most irritated when i said “well, we could, but we don’t”. i tried and i have successfully achieve great happiness and fun times. and when i got done drinking, i just stepped onto a streetcar and went home. men also wear their wedding ring on the right hand. i’m attending a bavarian wedding in june, and i have been briefed by my gf for what to expect: beer, punctuality, good food, very well-organized fun, i. i have no wedding ring, because my husband found out they are not legally required. it is hilarious and soooo true lol actually since someone mentioned the engagement ring on the left hand; where i come from people usually don’t wear one either. – the first dance is danced by the bride and the groom, it is traditionally a waltz. so we are stuck, and we are getting along pretty well. you wear the same ring on the left hand until you get married..I’,m still wearing my wedding ring on my right hand, yes, the wedding reception was in my parents’ back yard. they got married in their small village at their “town hall” & we got to see many of the old marriage customs which were delightful. know it sucks to try and ship all the american relatives over, but still. – yes, germans are not extremely romantic, when it comes to marriage.: your german won’t understand why american weddings are so incredibly expensive. i am currently living in bavaria, and i can do not quite agree with the parts about how germans are responsible drinkers (maybe it is just the word responsible that should not be used when describing drinking behaviour). engagement ring in germany does usually become your wedding band. both decided we wanted to try teaching and figured before we go through the years of schooling we should try it out first. ribbon – the bride carries lengths of white ribbon with her bouquet, and after the church ceremony is over and the guests are leaving the church, she hands each driver a ribbon that they tie to the radio antenna. am indian girl and i marry a german man and he is so kind and loveing person i ever know. grow up with this reality, and they won’t take any chances. congratulations to the two of you and lovely wishes to a long and happy life together! please come back and tell us how the german wedding goes! should be awesome and to celebrate right after, we go to munich for oktoberfest! but i don’t feel i am really bound to my american husband. because, ya know, i wear my band on my right hand.!Not satisfied with the feat, we had a sunday brunch at a hotel for all guests with a massive buffet table and champagne starting at 11 am, needless to say it that went until six! also have a german bride and we were married in germany back around 1974.
Wedding customs by country - Wikipedia from the prom night – that is very boring in germany – to the spring break – we dont have something like that here – and of cours your weddings are more spectacular than in germany too! was laughing my head off and nodding it in agreement the entire time.. it all stems from expectations, and in america, we grow up picturing these traditionally expensive wedding days. my german father-in-law asked me to explain to my american parents that “we stand upright here too! fifty stores later (i’m a patient man) we stumbled into (surprisingly) a nice shop that had some interesting odds and ends and actually listened to my wife. and no engagement ring should put anyone in the poor house. even though i am german and got married twice, i never had a german wedding. fortunately my husband and i managed to sail around the cliffs of marriage, raising kids and living in a foreign country (at least for me) successfully since 21 years. my fiance and i have a huge background of german on both of our parents sides. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon!.), neighbor is virtually everybody living 200 meters around your house, and a friend is someone you invited you to a beer last schützenfest, fire brigades party, carnival and so on (and you never order a beer for you alone on these occasions, you always a tablet of 20 beers and distribute them). were picked up by a white horse drawn carriage that took a little tour of pfungstadt before dropping us off at the lutheran church where my husband had been baptized and confirmed. we all (in-laws, aunt and us) went on our 5 day honeymoon to the black forest and the titisee and side trip into switzerland to the bernese oberland/lauterbrunnen. – a few days before the wedding the groom and his male friends go to a pub or sometimes other places to drink and have fun. i think sometimes people loose site of the importance of a good time in the us and focus on decorations and getting way too stressed out. husband and i got married in denmark, with just 3 guests. my german partied harder than i ever saw at out polterabend and yet never even got close to the sloppy drunk line. he’s in germany as we speak, experiencing the polterabend and all it entails. random stumbled over your blog and that made my day! a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon!’s not even the backyard weddings (which i personally never heard from, we usually rent a place) that saves us a lot of money, it’s the not having a rehearsal dinner, custom made bridesmaid dresses, huge diamond rings and giving out fafors part ^^. lovely german bride to be and i are flying out from melbourne, australia next week and heading to germany to marry! but it was a great give and take exercise: i wear my two rings on the left and we had a ‘cheap but fun’ wedding on the amsterdam canals. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! and some may not even be observed at all (especially among the younger generation). regarding green card marriages and immigration paranoia, my wife once said, “sure, the us is cool, but it’s not that cool…”. in the usaand got married in germany 1975,my husband is a american and im from germany,we very happy 40 jaers. as for the rest of our married life ,we roll american style, but when it comes to cooking , the american husband and his brothers, always go batty for a good old schweinsbraten mit kloesse and rosenkohl , or rouladen mit rotkohl. second time time was the planned catholic wedding arranged by my mother in houston, tx in typical american fashion but, as the 4th daughter, it was minimally extravagant before weddings became an industry and was all in the church with a short walk over to the gym and i was the last to leave and actually helped clean up some wearing my wedding gown. i wear my wedding ring on my left hand, where it belongs, and so does my wife — we roll american style on this one. and it is even more fun when you put “kronkorken” on the ground before throwing the pottery. wish my wedding right actually fit on my other hand. point 5 it the same as cambodian people do when they get married but in cambodia they do it 2 days and the end point do the same german. (with the exeption of the wonderful german traditions of course) i married my american in england. i’m marrying my german guy in america on may 24th and then heading to germany with him afterwards to live there permanently. considering what it was i just happened to have had the same experience about five years ago and i gave him my picture and what i did for me. actually, in the church where i was baptized and confirmed. having moved numerous times between the states and germany because of the military, we kept up with both ways of living easier, i guess. this on joneaisismarie and commented:A great article highlighting some cultural differences when marrying/ planning a wedding between germans and americans. germany is my second homeland :-) riesengruss to your wife! had the polterabend with people coming in smashing old plates, cups, saucers etc as they entered my in-laws home and then greeting us. i have been blessed to make the trip to germany 5 times and each time it was harder than dirt to come home to the usa. decided to save myself some pennies with having no bridesmaids but to ask all my cousins to come in a red(ish) dress so i can have some nice looking “ombre” type pictures of me and the girls! start with, i was married 28yrs to an american / german and you should know that of course germans (born in germany germans) can drink you under the table; they are brought up on heavenly crafted beers from their regions! is absolutely a great approach to the german culture and i think we can learn from each other. we have just returned from a visit on their 5th wedding anniversary and saw the very beautiful site of their original ceremony in chicago. i do hope you hand on to some of your german friends though. i had to be in one three years ago and the bride agonized over every detail for a year and a half. my wife is german as well and would appreicate your visit to out blog as well! but lately younger generations prefer to have less guests and family/close friends oriented party (like western people’s way they said), although it doesn’t mean it’s cheaper. second time time was the planned catholic wedding arranged by my mother in houston, tx in typical american fashion but, as the 4th daughter, it was minimally extravagant before weddings became an industry and was all in the church with a short walk over to the gym and i was the last to leave and actually helped clean up some wearing my wedding gown. have a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! we left for germany the next day and i felt obligated to open all my gifts before i left, still wearing my wedding gown because i wanted to arrive at the hotel (in my sister’s little car) dressed as a bride. i’ll be getting married at the local standesamt with my german man next week and i can’t wait. and yes frugal was the word when these two got married. but when that day is finally here, and things really get rolling? i’m still trying to figure out which regions wear engagement bands, and which ones ignore them entirely. he burst into insane laughter, too (and you’re married to another german so you know what a feat this is early in the morning! even hikers who just walked by were offered food, beer and shots. because, ya know, i wear my band on my right hand. indeed, germans respect and love their traditions and maintain them through time and distances. germans know dozens of dances, and at your wedding reception, you will be expected to participate in every goddamn one of them. i’m always the last one standing and no one can handle their alcohol like i do! maybe it’s because germans youths are legally allowed to purchase beer and wine at age 16, and then allowed to purchase hard liquor at 18. we’re going to hold a proper wedding reception in august but am planning to skip to whole polterabend and ‘sawing’ ceremony. my fiance is german and oh what a wonderful man. please come back and tell us how it went for him! mix the cultural traditions and adapt to income seems a good recipe. they were married here in the states a small intimate wedding with a few german/american friends and family.) so, unless you arrange for safe transportation to and from your wedding reception, some poor german is going to remain sober all night, and just one sober german alone is enough bring about a second great depression.!Have a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon! we could totally go to sizzler and eat onion rings or something. my fiance is german and oh what a wonderful man. our first marriage was hurriedly done by a notary in south carolina. since we didn’t have the standesamt part, i guess they had to fill the time with some other german thing. my wife was highly offended by the american peculiarities she encountered while researching polterabend venues, because she was entirely unfamiliar with terms like “closing time,” “last call” and “noise ordinance. i would say having lived in the us for a while has made me less negative and serious but still enough that people can totally tell i am german. maybe its the better idea to bring the american family ans friends to germany and marry here! my husband and i learned all about polterabends, hochzeits – all of it, but austrian style. the groom usually watches out very carefully but there will always be a time when he is not paying attention and that’s when party-goers just take the bride and drive off … usually to another bar/restaurant where more drinking is involved. because they have the freedom to die in a fire of twisted metal and broken windshield glass if they so desire. having moved numerous times between the states and germany because of the military, we kept up with both ways of living easier, i guess. a wonderful day and please come visit our blog again soon!