Scandinavians are renowned for their attention to detail and their capacity to organize every aspect of a wedding service. They took into account not only their guest list but also how to find suitable lodging, food and drink ( including honey for the mead ), and anything else that might be required to make a ceremony successful.

The bride would dress in a long linen clothing with beaded and embroidered details for the ceremony. Typically, the man wore a wool or linen tunic and matching pants that were embellished with embroidery or patterns. The bride had a crown of bouquets, players, and magnolia placed in her scalp. Her previous kransen, which represented her maiden standing and was kept in storage for a potential princess, was replaced by this. An ancestral weapon, which represented a transport of protection between families, was also given to the bride by the groom.

The bridegroom was usually accompanied by his family, married sisters and friends, and the same sex married members of his family, just like the bride. In order to give the bride a tip, grooms participated in the same weapon ritual as her and robbed the grave of their own ancestor. In order to get ready for their new life as husband and wife, they may therefore wash themselves in a bathhouse.

Nowadays, the majority of Scandinavians did choose a more traditional wedding ceremony, with the man joining in to move with his wedding and the bride’s dad walking her down the aisle. A metal vintage penny from the couple’s kept shoe is placed in her proper shoe at Swedish weddings, and vice versa represents continuity between mother and daughter. There are a few distinctive Swedish traditions to be on the lookout for.