The word “marriage” has ancient Slavic roots. “Brothers” in Old Church Slavonic meant “to take a bride.” To marry a girl is to hand her over to a man – her future husband. New relationships have always been so significant for the newlyweds and society that wedding traditions appeared, which the young had to strictly follow.
It is possible that the very word “tradition” (lat. Tredere – to transmit) arose precisely due to the wedding. It is believed that observance of wedding ceremonies is the key to a happy family life. Farewell to home and girlhood marks a noisy ransom. What is the significance of other wedding traditions? Can they change over time?