Kidnapping the bride?

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Kidnapping the bride

In Germany friends of the bride-to-be and also the groom will kidnap her and hide her somewhere.  Sometimes it will be at somebody’s house in a closet, under a bed, in a store room somewhere or basically anywhere.  Then the groom has to go and search for her.

Luckily the groom will get together his friends that aren’t involved in the hiding and begin the hunt for her.   And of course that typically starts at a bar where he buys them all drinks and then they go to find her.  How romantic. As long as they’re not driving.