In Armenian wedding traditions, the groom has to bring to the bridal party sinis — gift-wrapped baskets full of various goodies for his bride. There she can find everything that she needs for her big day: shoes, a veil, perfume, make-up tools, flowers, sweets and alcohol.
What is a traditional Armenian wedding?
Armenian weddings include a church ceremony that lasts about an hour. The priest blesses the couple who then exchange rings as a symbol of unity. Then, the priest will place a crown on the couples heads to symbolize their little kingdom.
Who pays for wedding in Armenia?
Then there was the cultural gap between her parents and in-laws: In Turkey, the brides family pays for an elaborate engagement party, while the grooms family pays for the wedding. Armenian tradition calls for the brides family to host the wedding.
What do you wear to an Armenian wedding?
The bride is encouraged to wear a conservative wedding dress. Excessive showing of cleavage, tight wedding gowns, or wedding dresses with hems above the knee are discouraged. Modesty in sexuality is an Armenian cultural trait.
Why do Armenians break plates?
According to old Armenian tradition, after the wedding ceremony at the church, the couple and their guests would celebrate at the grooms house. As the bride and groom entered the house, they would break a plate which brought good luck.
Is $50 a good wedding gift?
When youre giving money for a wedding gift and attending solo, etiquette says you should spend about $50 to $75. But you may want to also consider the couple youre celebrating. If its a coworker, or someone you just catch up with from time to time, the lower end of the spectrum is appropriate.
What are Armenians mixed with?
More specifically, Armenians are close to (1) Spaniards, Italians, and Romanians from Europe; (2) Lebanese, Jews, Druze, and Cypriots from the Near East; and (3) Georgians and Abkhazians from the Caucasus (Figure 2b).
What is a typical Armenian breakfast?
Breakfast. The modern Armenian breakfast consists of coffee or tea, plus a spread of cheeses, jams, jellies, vegetables, eggs, and breads. Armenians living in the Diaspora often adopt local customs. Thus, Armenians in Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt may include ful (stewed fava beans in olive oil).