Newlywed Game: Russian Wedding Traditions Worth Stealing
Who knew an episode of Gossip Girl would deliver a fascinating lesson in Russian wedding traditions? Before Dorota and Vanya's wedding ceremony, Cyrus explains that "in Russian tradition, before a groom can marry his bride, the wedding party gathers and demands that he answers a series of questions about his beloved. If he's unable to answer these questions to the satisfaction of the crowd, the wedding cannot proceed."
This sounds like a fun tradition, but given that I learned about it on a fictional TV show, I did a little research. Turns out, it's a real tradition, and it's just the beginning. To learn more about Russian wedding traditions and to see a cute clip of Vanya answering one of the questions, read more.