A traditional wedding in Denmark is done pretty much the same way as it was a few hundred years ago. The girl's parents pay for the wedding. The slight modern alteration in the modern Danish wedding is that the groom's family has to help out as well. Which is different from some countries where either the groom or just the bride has to pay for the wedding.
A Danish wedding is not all that much different from a Christian wedding because it also caters for religion and culture. The difference in wedding Denmark and wedding Christian come in during the reception. The family members often write a song using melodies from traditional songs. A Danish wedding is also about having fun where the bride can receive kisses by bunches as detected by the clinging glass when the groom leaves the room. But then the same will happen to the groom when the bride leaves the room. The normal time for a wedding in Denmark is during the summer months that are so short therefore so precious.
Wedding Denmark is about priding oneself in their historical cultures. Where the Viking history and still continuous Royal family history still influences most of the Danish lifestyle. This can be seen in many a Danish wedding.
A Danish wedding is also about the exchange of gifts and wishing the couple a good amount of fortune in their pursuit of a life together. While the guests hope that the presents that they bring for them will start them off on a happy life together.
Friends and families play an important role in the arrangements before the Danish wedding. This is when girlfriends can arrange a bachelorette party and men can arrange a bachelors party where the most craziest things are perfectly fine.
During a bachelorettes party or "hen party" the bride-to-be will dress in red clothing preferably a red dress so that everyone she meets will know that there is going to be a Danish wedding soon. Fun is always the main course in the Danish wedding menu.
Denmark weddings are very much seen as a huge symbol of love between two people. There is a arch of pine branches that is placed outside the bride's house on the morning of the wedding which is called the Gate of Honour, this arch of pine branches is then repeated to the couple on their silver anniversary.
The wedding cake that is at a Danish wedding is traditionally a tall circular cake, the Danes call it a conucopia (which means circular cake). A lot of countries have taken the idea of this cake and have altered it slightly. Many cakes at weddings now have this tall design but it is held up with pillars. The newly weds must cut the cake together before they serve it to everyone present at the wedding ceremony. Everyone at the ceremony must eat a part of the cake otherwise it is meant to bring bad luck to the matrimony.
Towards the end of the wedding reception, the family of the groom will all join hands in a circle that traps the groom. The circle will slowly move in towards the newly-wed groom and then the circle of people will get one person to cut the groom's socks with a knife.