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Russian weddings have adopted some of western traditions, including bridesmaids and others.Once the groom arrives at the bride’s home, he must pay a ransom for the bride, a term in Russian known as vykup nevesty.The entire event is played out in a comical fashion and everyone is entertained.At first the groom comes and gives something (often money or jewelry) for the bride, and so the parents of the bride bring out a woman or man (the latter for amusement) that is not the actual bride, but is dressed up like one, covered in a veil, so the groom can't see their face.A traditional Russian wedding lasts for at least two days and some weddings last as long as a week.Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and a lot of food and drinks.
This procession symbolizes the pilgrimage of their wedded life together.
The best man and maid of honor are called witnesses, svideteli in Russian.
The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
When the groom realizes that it is not his bride, he asks for his love, but the family of the bride will demand a bigger ransom to be paid.
So, upon satisfaction with the ransom given, the bride's family gives away the bride to the groom.