Stealing the Shoe Tradition

Stealing the Shoe Tradition

This tradition is very popular amongst the Armenian culture.  Even though it’s a very old tradition, recently brides seem to love to include this old tradition on their special day.  When the groom and his family arrive at the bride’s home, one person from the bride’s side steals one pair of the bride’s shoe and hides it.

When the time comes to wear the shoe, one will be missing. The Best-Man and Maid-of-Honor then pay that person to get the shoe back. It is a lot of fun and some people sing throughout the ‘negotiation’ process.  This is just another fun activity that’s done to engage the guests and keep them busy.  It’s not easy marrying off an Armenian girl!


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