Tin wedding: traditions, signs and ceremonies for a happy family life
The eighth anniversary of married life is popularly called a tin wedding. Durable union is not so worried about everyday problems, although feelings may subside somewhat, giving way to deep respect and mutual understanding.
It is believed that after the eight-year jubilee the feelings of the spouses are renewed, and it is the tin with its glistening that indicates a new life stage. Also according to popular belief, this material symbolizes a long and strong marriage.
Signs and traditions of tin wedding
In the old days, spouses left a sheet of tin in the stable on the night before the eight-year wedding anniversary. If a horse leaves a hoof imprint on it in the morning, then the future life of the spouses promised to be comfortable and joyful. This symbol of the strength of the relationship kept in the house in a place of honor.
On the anniversary day, her husband put on tin ornaments and did not remove them until she went to bed.
Before the threshold of the house, the couple put up a container of wine or another alcoholic drink and a ladle, and next to it they put a tin cup. Anyone passing by the house could drink to the happiness of the couple and leave a trifle in the circle for the prosperity of the family.
Another tradition that foreshadowed prosperity and success for spouses was food at the festive table. Products are purchased in cans and are another symbol of the strength of relationships. Now the abundance of various delicacies allows you to richly decorate the table.
By tradition, spouses must retire after the celebration. Spouses can go on a weekend trip or the whole family go on vacation at sea.
Copper Wedding Gifts
Tin — indifferent, but durable and necessary in everyday life material, so all those invited can give the spouses items from this material. But on this anniversary a prerequisite is the donation of brilliant things.
As a gift you can use tin boxes with sweets, cookies. Now there is an opportunity to purchase original pastries and unusual sorts of coffee or tea.
The hostess will love the storage containers for spices and bulk products, as well as sets of dishes or an extraordinary tea set.
This wedding anniversary does not require expensive gifts. The most important thing is the attention of the invited guests to the spouses and their sincere desire to please the couple with their gifts and greetings.
Rites for family happiness
An interesting ceremony is the joint escape of spouses from the celebration. It is believed that if they are not immediately found out, the couple will have many pleasant surprises ahead, and life will play with new colors.
The parents of the husband on the anniversary day of the wedding (or witnesses from the spouse) will present the tin jewelry to the spouse. And put them on themselves, not allowing a woman to touch them. At bedtime, these decorations are removed by the spouse. In ancient times it was believed that such a rite is able to save a woman from the evil eye and damage.
Relatives from the spouse put a belt on her husband with a tin buckle, which served the same function. The next morning, the couple looked carefully at their jewelry: if they saw blackness or clouding of the metal, this meant that the damage had passed to the jewelry. They were sprayed with holy water and put on again.
This allowed the pair to finally get rid of the negative.
Capturing each anniversary in the photographs carries with it a special positive energy and a loop of tenderness. Spouses can consider the happiest moments of their lives, share memories and more and more feel strong feelings for each other. We wish you happiness, and do not forget to press the buttons and