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The more cars participating in the wedding train, the more proud the couple will be.Usually they ask all their friends and relatives who have cars to join the ceremony.The reception takes place at a restaurant/cafe or at groom/bride's home, the last option is more popular as it's more affordable.The biggest concern at the wedding is to have enough liquor.Nowadays the new rich probably have something more Western-like, but the ordinary people's weddings still fit into this description. The wedding is usually planned soon, within 1-3 months.The time depends on the department of registrations (ZAGS - department of registration of civil statuses, that is also responsible for registrations of births and deaths, divorces etc).
People in Russia marry early, mostly at the age of 18-22, and often one of the partners collects the application form from ZAGS after an argument or something like this, to just hurt the other - reapplication is possible, but they have to pay a fee again, and would be given another waiting term.
The two buy them together; the groom pays; this is the necessary part of the wedding tradition.
Russian engagement rings are in reality just plain wedding bands of gold, without diamonds or stones, and they wear them on the RIGHT hand on the finger next to the "pinky".
Reading your account brought back many happy memories.
Thank you for providing an insight into Russian ways and traditions.(An "engagement ring" on the LEFT hand on the same finger will mean for Russians that the person is divorced or widowed, i.e.