In all countries around the world weddings are celebrated differently. We are fortunate to be able to help so many different couples. Last year we had Irish, Swedish, British, Austrian, Norwegian and German couples tie the knot here with us. They all had very different weddings and traditions. To give you a very unique example, playing the “Shoe Game” is quite common in Sweden. It’s a game where the pun is to find out how well the bride and groom know each other, only advisable when they know each other well! Bride & groom take off their shoes and hold one of each in their hands standing back to back. Questions are read out like “Your car has run out of petrol, it is raining and the closest petrol station is 3 miles away. Who will go and get petrol?” The couple raises either the groom’s shoe or the bride’s.
Walking pub quizzes are also popular. Questions with three possible answers are put up around a garden, square or similar, individually or in teams (great for guests to get to know each other) answer the questions, which are usually about the couple. My husband and I had this at our wedding. This game is also a good past time when the newlyweds are taking pictures with the photographer during the aperitif for example. One knock out question like “How many days did it take for the couple to move in together after they met? or “How many emails were sent between Petra and the bride leading up to the wedding!” Correct answer was 98! Which tradition will be a must at your wedding?
PearlSandals is a Barcelona wedding and events planning company dedicated to creating special moments in Catalonia for Swedish, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Catalan and English speaking couples.