"a wedding custom" Germany Local Custom Tip by Mandy23

Germany Local Customs: 320 reviews and 361 photos


What could be the first thing a newly-wed couple in Germany has to do?

Well, I have to add that this custom is not! popular all over Germany, but it´s possible that you´ll see it at one or another marriage *g*

<b>How to Saw a Log </b>

Here's How:

1. Step out of the church with a happy smile on your face like all newly-weds do until they see a huge log waiting for them.

2. Come close to the log (it should be placed on a sawing horse) and inspect it.

3. Choose a knotless sector (otherwise your log-sawing will replace your dinner, your party, and all things planned).

4. Take a saw with your right hand (unless you are left-handed).

5. Be sure to see your spouse on the other end of the saw (and across the log).

6. Encourage each other with a smile and start moving the saw!

7. Don't mind your friends and relatives with their kind (but distracting) remarks and laughter -- keep sawing.

8. When the saw stucks (yes, it will), get it out of the log and start moving it anew.

9. After you have finished, be careful: the logs (now two of them!) tend to land onto the sawyers' feet...

10. Sigh with relief (not too loud) and kiss your sawdusted spouse.

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  • Updated Jan 18, 2003
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