Sara Kindl shares this tradition:
My great grandmother had a tradition she brought with her from Czechoslovakia, which she performed at my mother’s wedding and my two Aunts’ weddings.
All the Czech women go out on the dance floor and surround the bride and sing a song in Czech. As they remove her veil, they put on a handmade babushka (a kind of hat). The song entails the bride is no longer a girl, she is a woman now.
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