In Veneto, it is customary for the couple getting married to walk to the wedding chapel together. This is quite unusual because normally it is considered bad luck for the bride to be with the groom before they meet at the altar. The townsfolk will then place obstacles in the bride’s path to see how she will react to domestic situations. If she picked up a broom, for example, she will keep a clean house. If they put a child in her way and she stopped to help him/her, she will be a good mother. In some regions, the bride and groom must cut a log in half before they reach the wedding site, using a double handled saw. This demonstrates their partnership in love and marriage.
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