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Who are the relatives of the bride and groom after after the wedding?

Кто родственники жениха и невесты после после свадьбы?

So that at the banquet the proposals “Dance with the brother-in-law” and “Take a picture with the brother-in-law” do not mislead your couple, you should clearly master the names of family ranks before the wedding.

The mother-in-law is the mother of the husband. In the etymology of this word lies the great importance of the mother-in-law in the life of a young couple. “Mother-in-law” used to be pronounced “all-blood”, which indicated her obligation to rally all blood relatives together.

The father of the groom after the wedding in relation to the bride becomes the father-in-law . Curious traditions associated with father-in-law still exist among the Caucasian peoples. For example, in many villages of Ossetia, a young wife does not have the right to talk with her husband's relatives until the father-in-law gives her a present. It can be clothes, jewelry or household utensils. If, after a few weeks or months, the girl again receives a gift from him, more expensive, this indicates that the bride speaks a lot and she should behave more modestly.

After the wedding, all the relatives of the husband call the girl a daughter-in-law , with the exception of the father-in-law. He is her daughter-in-law (though nowadays it is quite often now that the groom’s father calls his son’s wife a daughter-in-law, finding it more harmonious).

The word "daughter-in-law" comes from the verb "to demolish." In Russia, it was accepted that the newlyweds after the wedding lived in the house of the groom, and the daughter-in-law had to endure reproaches for poorly performed work and to get used to new living conditions.

The brother-in -law is the husband’s brother. The brother-in-law was always considered one of the people closest to the newlyweds, but the sister-in-law , the husband’s sister , who was constantly jealous of his beloved brother for his betrothed, on the contrary, was considered as one of the main provocateurs of family quarrels. The rank of the sister-in-law himself arose from the rite of worship, when the sister of the groom, after the wedding and before the wedding feast, sprinkled her daughter-in-law with ash from the stove, thus introducing her to the house.

Mother-in-law is the mother of the wife. Mother-in-law is one of the most active participants in the wedding process: supervision of the celebration often often falls on her shoulders. The relationship between the mother-in-law and her son-in-law (husband of the daughter) are quite tense, which is reflected in folklore.

Father-in-law is the father of his wife. As a rule, communication between father-in-law and brother-in-law can be friendly and friendly, which is explained by the emotional restraint of men. In addition, usually the father-in-law and son-in-law are brought together by common hobbies: football, books, and just male solidarity.

The wife’s parents act as a matchmaker and matchmaker in relation to the husband’s parents, and they, in turn, are also the matchmaker and matchmaker of the girl’s father and mother. By the way, a matchmaker and a matchmaker (or even a matchmaker) are often referred to as people performing the ceremony of matchmaking.

Shurin is the brother of his wife. It was believed that brother-in-law always stood up for his sister, so in the old days, during family disagreements, the girl complained about her problems to her brother.

The sister-in-law (her own, dear) is the wife's sister. If the sister-in-law is not married, then she often appears at the wedding either as a witness or one of the bridesmaids. The sister-in-law's husband is a brother-in-law. The brother-in-law does not have much influence on the life of a young couple. The child of the brother-in-law and sister-in-law becomes a nephew or niece in relation to your couple.

If your spouse or you have children from previous marriages, they are called stepdaughter (girl) and stepson (boy). The step-parent in relation to the stepdaughter and stepson is called the stepfather or stepmother. And your step-daughter and stepson will be your half-sister and half-brother to your own children.

By the way, psychologists note that many couples in vain worry about the strained relationship between half-sisters and half-brothers. It is only a matter of time. Step sisters and step brothers usually become each other's best friends in the short term.