Most people dream of a partner who loves them and a wedding that creates a buzz. Unfortunately, we cannot help you with the former, but we sure can with the latter.
This blog will discuss all the things you need to know to have an amazing lederhosen wedding. From décor to food, we will touch every aspect of the event to make it fun and memorable.
Lederhosen is a traditional Bavarian attire also worn in some areas of Austria and Switzerland. The outfit was first manufactured in the 18th century after similar-looking French attire gained popularity.
The Bavarians took the French’s idea and made it their own. Till 1818, German Lederhosen were regarded as lower-class clothing worn by the poor and working population.
However, in 1818, a man came up with an idea of commercializing the megaevent of Oktoberfest. This made the Bavarian culture spread through regions no one ever expected.
Similarly, lederhosen and dirndls gained tremendous popularity. Today, more than six million people attend the Oktoberfest every year and buy the traditional Bavarian attires to embrace the tradition.
Parts of an Authentic Lederhosen:
Lederhosen are complex outfits; they consist of many clothing articles which require a lot of understanding and knowledge to get right. So, here are some things to note before buying any lederhosen.
Authentic lederhosen are made from deer, camel, or cow skin. They are extremely breathable and expand after wearing sometimes. Meaning, do not buy anything loose, as it will expand over time and will start looking shabby.
The embroidery on authentic lederhosen should include Bavarian patterns and designs only. It may also feature animals like lions and deer at times. The suspenders should only be in a “V” or “H” shape.
What Do You Need to Have a Lederhosen Wedding?
Here are all the things you will need to know to be able to organize a lederhosen wedding:
This is a given. The groom wears wedding lederhosen, which has more embroidery and embellishments than the generic ones. The bride dresses up in the prettiest dirndl available.
It would be a good idea for the wedding party to also dress up in dirndls and lederhosen. Women who are a part of the bridal party may also wear women’s lederhosen, sleeker and more fitted than men’s lederhosen.
You may also request the guests to wear the traditional Bavarian attire, but it is up to them to comply or not.
Decorations are an important part of the theme. Here, try to stay true to the Bavarian culture.
For flowers, go with Edelweiss, the flower of Bavaria. Its long white petals will give the event a clean and composed look. Use a white and blue checkered tablecloth to give an impression of Oktoberfest celebrations.
Use as many lights as possible. Make a fairy light false roof. It will not only look beautiful but will also illuminate everything a lot more.
When we hear lederhosen, our minds immediately go to Oktoberfest, and Oktoberfest means beer, lots and lots of it. So, to embrace the culture to its fullest, get as much beer as possible. Make a mini-Oktoberfest out of your wedding.
Do not forget to get beer mugs or containers with handles. Those tipsy guests will need to have a strong grip on their glasses.
You can get beer from anywhere you want. Here are the names of some ledgers which are allowed to sell at the Oktoberfest and have authentic German beer (which has more alcoholic content compared to others):
Food makes or breaks an event, and it is always decided on the theme of the wedding. So, keeping that in mind, the food at a traditional lederhosen wedding should be nothing but Bavarian.
You can curate an amazing menu with everything the cuisine has to offer, and you do not have to worry about any dietary restrictions because the Bavarian food spectrum has everything. Whether roasted pork or potato dumplings, you can find anything and everything in the Bavarian foods section.
Some dishes that you may serve are:
- Roast chicken
- Roast pork
- Roasted ham hock
- Grilled fish on a stick
- Potato or flour dumplings
- Cheese noodles
- Potato pancakes
- Saurekraut (pickled cabbage)
- Obatzda (spiced cheese-butter spread)
So, this was most of what you should know to pull off a German lederhosen wedding. Weddings may become overwhelming at times. All you must remember is to have fun and go with the flow, and everything will fall in on its own.
We hope the blog will help you get your dream wedding with the person of your dreams.
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