Weddings were mostly organised in autumn, and until the 1900s the wedding dress was totally different from what we know today.

It is one of the symbols of reaching adulthood in the Hungarian tradition. Thus, they usually lasted for three days, and each had its own schedule like the photos selected by the Femina.hu show.

Hungary wedding tradition
Fortepan/Márkus Marianna

It was not a must for the brides to wear a white wedding dress at the beginning of the 20th century. Instead, they said “Yes” in their most beautiful dress. The photo was taken in 1906.

Hungary wedding tradition
Fortepan/Székesfehérvár Városi Képtár/Deák Gyűjtemény

In 1910, some swore fidelity in white. The dress told a lot about the social status of the couple; rich people married in expensive, unique designer dresses.

Hungary wedding tradition
Photo: Fortepan/Torjay Valter

Weddings were one of the biggest events in a family’s life. Therefore, everybody was doing their best to wear fashionable clothes. Tableus were already very popular in the 1910s among wealthy families.

Hungary wedding tradition
Photo: Fortepan/Szekrényesy Réka

Meat soup and stuffed cabbage were part of the menu even those days. The party was organised in the home of the family, but in the country, the whole village helped in the preparations and the cooking.

Hungary wedding tradition
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Horse-carriages were used those days to bring the newly-weds to the venue of the celebration from the church. This photo was taken in 1928.

Hungary wedding tradition
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In the small, churches, guests and relatives surrounded the couple according to their family and social status. The photo was taken in 1936.

Hungary wedding tradition
Photo: Fortepan/Pálfi András

The bride and the groom listen the priest while kneeling. Brides were wearing long veil those days which was held by two children on both ends. The photo was taken in 1940.

Hungary wedding tradition
Photo: Fortepan/EBNER

In the countryside, the newly-weds were accompanied by the whole village and most of the people wore folk costumes. The photo was taken in 1940.

Hungary wedding tradition
Photo: Fortepan/Hámori Gyula

The bride often wore myrtle wreath, and the flower was put in her bouquet, too, and symbolised virginity. Taking down the wreath meant becoming a wife. The photo was taken in 1954.

Hungary wedding tradition
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In the 1960s, wealthier couples rented a car or decorated their own for the Day of the Wedding. This photo was taken in 1963.

Want more? HERE is an article about the things you should know if you want to marry a Hungarian and you can see photos of a traditional Hungarian wedding HERE.

Source: femina.hu

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