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 made a decision to take the bride but would not state just how she could possibly be purchased right straight right back. We stated: ‘Ok, therefore now the bride is taken, but just just how are we likely to purchase her back? ‘ The guests said: ‘Have the groom drink 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 party battle. «