Most faiths prefer to have as many guests present at ceremonies as possible. This is frequently the case when it comes to best men and maids of honor, but things are a little more subdued in Germany. Typically, a German pair will only have one reliable partner of each female to assist with the planning and various aspects of their great time. This individual is referred to as a trauzeuge or etauzeugin

While the trauzeuge is in charge of the majority of pre-wedding pursuits, it is also his responsibility to deliver the wedding invitations. He visits each household to privately invite guests to the wedding ceremony while wearing elegant clothes decorated with flowers and ribbons german girl. The couple's friends may also accompany him, and the two of them might invest days touring the village to make sure everyone receives an invitation.

The couple will gather with their friends and family for Polterabend ( literally: "eve of making rackets" ) the evening before the church wedding. They did break tons of china to pieces during this bash. This is done because it is thought that while some marriage-related dishes might break, a healthy relationship wo n't. Since breaking cup is considered quite unlucky in Germany, only porcelain and china are used.

Baumstamm sagen, which translates to" sawing a tree trunk," is another well-liked game at weddings. As a metaphorical task for the honeymooners, this is completed at the conclusion of the chapel wedding. The bride and groom must saw through a lumber log. It is said that whoever can slice through the most has the strongest coalition.