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German Wedding Tradition of Log Cutting

Unique German Wedding Tradition: The Log Cutting Ceremony

An old German wedding custom, the tradition of cutting a log, represents the first obstacle that the couple must overcome in their marriage. They must work together to “overcome the obstacle” by sawing through the log. Using a large, long saw with two handles, the couple demonstrates their teamwork to friends and family, and their willingness and ability to master the difficulties that inevitably arise in a marriage. Hopefully the log will not take too long to saw through!  

Tip: Try to find an old, dry log that is not too big, so you will still have time to enjoy the reception!

Log Cutting Ceremony

Photo Via Sarah Culver

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