The most important thing if you marry in Russia is the documents (of course, apart from your mutual willingness to marry each other).
Surprisingly, this time it's not Russian bureaucracy needing them, but a native country of the foreign husband or wife.
These are as a rule best friends, brothers or sisters of the young couple.
Alot of attention is payed to the clothes of a groom and a bride.
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.
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. The cars in which the guests of the wedding will travel are decorated with tapes, flowers and balloons. If the celebration is not taking place in a restaurant then the women cook different meals.Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts.As with much of Russian culture, the wedding celebration is full of traditions.One of them must be a man and the other one – a girl.