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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the small, churches, guests and relatives surrounded the couple according to their family and social status. The photo was taken in 1936.
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.
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.
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.
In the 1960s, wealthier couples rented a car or decorated their own for the Day of the Wedding. This photo was taken in 1963.