It is a sign of bad luck to see another bride on the wedding day.
So brides and their families go to great lengths to avoid seeing each other when signing the marriage certificates at the City Hall or when waiting for their queue at the church.
The Godparents bring and hold the baby in Church, dry him off and cloth him after he is baptised in water (the Orthodox way; most Romanians are Orthodox).
Parents usually sit back and watch and maybe take some pictures.
You might be perceived as a party crasher if you leave early, or the young couple may think you don’t like their wedding (or worse, them! So better prepare solid excuses to keep up with your regular sleep routine.
Be it for lunch or a dinner (or anywhere in between), Romanians will have prepared a real feast for guests, with multiple courses.
The best pay for the host is for guests to praise the food and ask for more!
In Romania, if the host offers you something, you shouldn’t refuse.
So usually on Saturdays, you may see several brides waiting to get a picture or two next to the Arch of Triumph in Bucharest.
There are also several superstitions connected to this day.