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Russian wedding - advice needed.

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Katek Wed 26-Aug-15 22:27:55

I'm going to a wedding this weekend where the bride is Russian. Does anyone know if there are particular toasts or gifts that might be appropriate? They're a mature couple in their 60's

merlotgran Wed 26-Aug-15 22:47:45

I don't suppose it would be a good idea to break into a rendition of, Ra Ra Rasputin! grin

Katek Wed 26-Aug-15 22:50:22

Hahaha! grin Whatever happened to Boney M I wonder?

Elegran Wed 26-Aug-15 22:52:37

Or even the Red Flag. jazz version

vampirequeen Thu 27-Aug-15 07:55:31

I don't know about Russia but when a Polish child went to her teacher's wedding she took a bunch of flowers for the bride. The Poles seem to use flowers a lot.

ninathenana Thu 27-Aug-15 09:43:26

I have Googled Russian wedding traditions. One thing that stood out was the fact that everyone is expected to get really drunk ! It seems that if they don't then the bride and groom didn't supply enough alcohol grin

Katek Thu 27-Aug-15 10:16:53

Oh help! I'm tt!! Think I'll stick to flowers and a card as they have specifically requested no gifts.

Katek Thu 27-Aug-15 10:19:05

I know I was looking for info on gifts as well, but just meant a little something traditional for new resident in our country to make her welcome.

posie Thu 27-Aug-15 10:58:03

What about teapot & cup set?

or glass teapot infuser?

posie Thu 27-Aug-15 11:06:29

Do Russians still drink a lot of tea?

OwenFantasy Mon 21-Dec-15 14:12:52

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Alea Mon 21-Dec-15 14:47:46

Good try owen fantasy, but not good enough. tchgrin
OP wrote in August and I doubt if you'd get many takers here for your website (mind you . . . . . tchgrin
Reported, by the way.