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Wedding toast for wine, salt and bread

JerryMe Feb 6, 2009 04:42 AM

I used to give a gift of wine, salt and bread to newly weds. I can't remember the wording that goes with that gift. Does anyone know?

  1. JerryMe Dec 27, 2010 02:46 PM

    Did I ever thank all of you??? No - Bad me.

    THANK YOU! Just recently used this again in a note.

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      stephiehun Feb 9, 2009 09:57 AM

      I am part Lithuanian, and my husband and I were give wine, bread, and salt as our first meal to share as we entered our wedding reception. They represent joy, work, and tears as the 3 elements of a life together.

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        meg944 Feb 6, 2009 12:48 PM

        I've heard a similar one without the "prosperity" angle. Bread so that you may never go hungry, salt so that you will have a life full of flavor, wine so that you will share a life of joy with friends and family.

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          lvanleer Feb 9, 2009 09:45 AM

          In my family because my dad was Jewish we followed the old Jewish tradition. He gave us salt, bread and a broom as a housewarming gift. Salt is to season your life, the bread is so you will not go hungry, and the broom is to sweep your troubles or sorrows away.....very similar to the Italian tradition.

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          DGresh Feb 6, 2009 04:47 AM

          Bread... that this house may never know hunger. Salt... that life may always have flavor. And wine... that joy and prosperity may reign forever.

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            gourmet wife Feb 6, 2009 08:16 AM

            I love learning something new every day.

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              LNG212 Feb 6, 2009 12:24 PM

              I always remember that from It's A Wonderful Life.

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