A Norway marriage will always have some traditions and these traditions have been used in many weddings in Norway. These traditions are used for nearly anyone that gets married in Norway. The groom at a Norway marriage will wear a hand made woollen suit, this is known in Norway as a bundas. This bundas is usually covered with intricate and colourful designs. The designs that will appear on this bundas is unique to city or area where the groom was born, so if that particular district has a crest, then that crest will appear on the grooms bundas. The best man at a Norway marriage will also wear a bundas and because these bundas come in a variety colours so the Norway marriage will always be a colourful event.
The bride at a Norway marriage will usually wear a white or silver wedding gown, plus the bride gets to look like a queen with the option of being able to wear a silver or silver and gold crown. The crown will have spoon shaped bangles dangling from it; the noise that it makes is known to fend off evil spirits. After the Norway wedding the bride will dance vigorously and the sound of the bangles will traditionally keep away any evil spirits. Evil spirits seem to keep Norwegian people on their toes at a wedding, because any bridesmaids that dress in a similar way to the bride will confuse any evil spirits that might be at the wedding.
Music is a very important aspect at a Norwegian wedding, the music that will traditionally be played at a Norwegian wedding are the tunes "Come to my wedding" This tune will usually be played at the wedding and also after the wedding ceremony is over.
At the end of the wedding ceremony the bride and groom will usually exchange gold or silver wedding rings with each other, then they will have the traditional wedding kiss. If you want to be really traditional at a Norway wedding then you will want to get your partner a ring without a beginning and an end as that symbolises the never ending love between the couple.
But the traditions don't stop at the wedding because the wedding reception will also have it's traditions, many speeches will be said at the wedding as the guests and family members wish the new couple lots of luck. Then there is the traditional music and dancing. The last tradition that follows a Norway marriage is two small fir trees are planted on either side of the couple's home and that is a symbol of the children that may come to the couple.
Norway is a beautiful place to have a wedding and if you are a Norwegian citizen then you will more then likely have to follow these traditions.