Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Swedish Wedding Traditions

Toast Masters/Madams
At Swedish weddings it’s common to have a Toast Master or Toast Madam. Their responsibility is to announce speeches and songs and to make sure the evening is running smoothly. The ones in charge of our big day are Jessica Törnqvist and Lina Berndtsson.

Anyone is welcome to make a speech! So if you would like to say a few words (please keep it short…) you need to contact the Toast Madams: Jessica on or Lina on

Singing and ´snapsing´

To get the party of to a good start Swedish people like to sing ´snapsvisor´during dinner and once the song is over you say ´Skål´and drink a ´snaps´.

“If you want to get the Swedes singing then open a bottle of ice-cold snaps – which is the Swedish word for Schnapps. Swedes drinks snaps flavoured with caraway, aniseed, coriander, fennel and wormwood with herring. “

SWEDEN – The Secret Files