Wooden wedding: traditions, signs and ceremonies for a happy family life
The fifth anniversary of living together in the people is called the Wooden Wedding. This day is worth spending in the family circle. And traditional ceremonies will help maintain strong relationships and mutual understanding for many years.
The first round date in the family that needs to be celebrated is a five-year anniversary, or a wooden wedding. He was named so not by chance. Tree — a symbol of strength and longevity — symbolizes the path traversed by the spouses. The roots of the tree mean the beginning of a stable life and the birth of the firstborn.
It is believed that for this anniversary the spouses need to acquire their own housing, and better — a wooden house, and plant a young tree in the yard — a symbol of family well-being and prosperity.
Signs and traditions of wooden wedding
One of the traditions of the fifth wedding anniversary in Russia was the joint launching of a wreath on the water. Thus, the couple asked the water of life forces for their common tree of love, planted on the eve of the anniversary. In some areas, the couple visited the forest and tied a few scarlet ribbons for good luck on the tree they liked.
Traditionally, on this anniversary, the spouses invited all relatives without exception. The rich table and many guests symbolized the wealth and well-being of the family, their desire to continue to live together, strengthening relationships with all their loved ones.
You can plant a tree in the anniversary itself, under the cheers of invited guests. Sapling can be two — as a symbol of joint inseparable married life and fidelity. Oak was considered a symbol of reliability and longevity; maple promised prosperity and prosperity; birch was responsible for the gentle relations in the family and fertility; Since ancient times linden has been considered a symbol of eternal love and sweet life.
Now the newlyweds can buy an ornamental tree and in four hands transplant it into a pot, and then tie ribbons on it. Afterwards, relatives can also decorate the tree with notes with wishes or bind bills as a gift to spouses.
Wooden wedding gifts
A wooden wedding involves making woodwork as gifts. These can be handmade items: kitchen utensils, jewelry boxes, souvenirs. It is also accepted to give furniture made of wood.
Relatives are given a huge selection of gifts that are made of wood. A successful gift will be wicker furniture, baskets, shelves, sets, living plants in pots.
Usually on the fifth wedding anniversary spouses exchange wooden souvenirs. Original gifts will be carved rings made of wood with inscriptions, wishes or the date of the wedding.
Rites for family happiness
The next of kin can conduct a ceremony that will strengthen the relationship in a young family. To do this, the hands of the spouses are tied up with a ribbon and carried between two nearby growing trees. Those present at this time loudly wish the family a long life, healthy heirs, prosperity and all the best.
Spouses can put in a wooden box a note with wishes, a description of the future life and parting words for their descendants, and then bury them under a planted tree or under another plant. This peculiar time capsule can be opened for the fiftieth anniversary of living together.
Another attribute that attracts good luck to the life of young people is folk costumes with the obligatory decoration of wooden beads. These souvenir outfits promise the family happiness and permanent luck in life.
In order for the family to be healthy, the parents of the spouses give them a box with medicines and wish for longevity.
Family life can be protected from negative influence and envious with the help of prayers. Use the prayer charm «Seven Crosses» to protect your family and home from setbacks and adversities. We wish you a long and happy life, and do not forget to press buttons and