Wedding traditions in Germany differ from region to region. Here are some of the highlights: Car Procession – after the wedding a car procession is formed and drives through town honking their horns – others honk back wishing the couple good luck. Costs – the father of the bride has to pay the wedding.
What are the groom’s parents supposed to pay for?
Tradition dictates that the groom’s family pays for the full cost of the rehearsal dinner, even though the bride’s family and friends attend the event as well. That includes food, drink, venue fees, entertainment, and transportation. Often the groom’s family cherishes this responsibility.
How much does a wedding cost in Germany?
In Germany a regular wedding costs between 10,000 and 20,000 euros, wedding couples spend averagely 13,000 euros on their wedding, calculated for 60 guests. In comparison, a similar-sized wedding in the United States costs 30-35,000 euro.
Can I live in Germany if I marry a German?
Marrying a German citizen or a person who has a permanent residence permit in Germany allows you to stay in the country, but you will still need a residence permit. There is no single German residence permit through marriage, but this means that you will get your permit to stay in the country for family union purposes.
What happens if you marry a German?
If you marry a German citizen, you are not automatically entitled to German citizenship. However, spouses of German citizens are permitted to apply for citizenship by naturalisation much sooner than others: usually after two years of marriage.
What documents do I need to marry in Germany?
Both partners will most likely need:
- A valid passport.
- An official birth certificate.
- Proof of a minimum of 21 days of continuous residence in Germany (this can be a Meldebescheinigung issued by the local Anmeldeamt)
- Proof of being single (Ledigkeitsbescheinigung)
How much should a father pay for his daughter’s wedding?
According to the Brides American Wedding Study, parents cover anywhere between 35 and 42 percent of the cost of their children’s weddings.