Russian wedding Men can't dance with women, bride can't cut cake [Photos]

No gunfire, keep the men and women at a distance on the dancefloor and don't let the bride cut the cake are some of the new wedding rules

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A wedding is meant to be merry and fun-filled but nuptials in Chechen Republic, Russia aren't going to be like that anymore - thanks to new guidelines laid by authorities.

Chechen bride Zara, pictured centre, who is dressed in traditional wedding day attire, is surrounded by her relatives, left and right, as she waits for her wedding ceremony to begin. New marriage guidelines have come into place to safeguard the 'spiritual and moral development' of the republic's young people play

Chechen bride Zara, pictured centre, who is dressed in traditional wedding day attire, is surrounded by her relatives, left and right, as she waits for her wedding ceremony to begin. New marriage guidelines have come into place to safeguard the 'spiritual and moral development' of the republic's young people

(AP/ Daily Mail)

 

The Department of Culture in Grozny, the republic's capital says that in order to safeguard the 'spiritual and moral development' of young people, a set of new guidelines have been issued for a 'proper' wedding.

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No gunfire, keep the men and women at a distance on the dancefloor and don't let the bride cut the cake are some of the new wedding rules.

A smiling Zara and her mother hug each other before the wedding ceremony. Brides are known to become teary when leaving their family home for the final time play

A smiling Zara and her mother hug each other before the wedding ceremony. Brides are known to become teary when leaving their family home for the final time

(AP/ DailyMail)

 

Photographs from the wedding of a Chechen national Zara Khasanova, shows how a proper wedding look like.

A Chechen couple, pictured centre, dance in front of the wedding congregation. All of the women line up on one side of the room while men stay at the other play

A Chechen couple, pictured centre, dance in front of the wedding congregation. All of the women line up on one side of the room while men stay at the other

(AP/Daily Mail)

 

The bride's mother will watch the festivities from a balcony, as she does not traditionally take part in the dancing or other celebrations and can only sit down when granted permission.

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If guests don't behave on the dance floor, the music will be shut off until order is restored, said Zubair Bairakov, owner of a local wedding planning agency.

Taking a break from the day's festivities, Chechen bride Zara poses for a photograph underneath a rose-adorned arch as fellow guests continue to dance  play

Taking a break from the day's festivities, Chechen bride Zara poses for a photograph underneath a rose-adorned arch as fellow guests continue to dance 

(AP/Daily Mail)

 

Chechen weddings are traditionally paid for by the groom and attended by his family members only.

The Chechen word for 'wedding' is translated as 'play'. Weddings are seen as a kind of elaborate festival - the feast and traditional dancing can go on for three days play

The Chechen word for 'wedding' is translated as 'play'. Weddings are seen as a kind of elaborate festival - the feast and traditional dancing can go on for three days

(AP/Daily Mail)

 

They are seen as a sad occasion by the bride's family, Daily Mail reports.

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