Weddings in Moscow.
1. Purchasing the bride
The bride’s friends kidnap either her or her shoe and the groom and his friends must pay a real or symbolic price for the stolen maiden during the wedding.
Wedding master of ceremonies Sergei Sokolov recalls an occasion that is specific „When, the visitors decided to take the bride but failed to state exactly how she could possibly be purchased straight straight back. We said: ‘Ok, therefore now the bride is taken, but just how are we planning to purchase her straight back? ‘ The visitors said: ‘Have the groom beverage eight shots of vodka. ‘ But if he had been to take in eight shots of vodka, he’d be just like gone too… in the long run, we simply arranged a dance battle. „