But once the initial thrill of being newly engaged wears off, the planning period begins.
Getting married in Sweden is about as overwhelming as anywhere else, but if you’re not a native Swede this event can seem even more daunting.
This may account for the 18 percent divorce rate in Spain, much lower than that of other Western countries. If the woman shows interest too soon, she may scare the man away.
Spanish wedding ceremonies generally do not start until 7 p.m., in keeping with most other Spanish social events.
As a result, wedding receptions go until the wee hours of the morning.
Many Swedes also choose to say “yes” outside and in nature (on a beach, or in a garden) and many people are choosing to use an officiator instead of getting married in a church.
However, Swede’s can still be very traditional and take great pride in the customs and cultures passed down to them.
The typical Swedish wedding ceremony is of course influenced by unique Swedish customs.