A wedding is meant to be merry and fun-filled but nuptials in Chechen Republic, Russia aren't going to be like that anymore - thanks to new guidelines laid by authorities.
The Department of Culture in Grozny, the republic's capital says that in order to safeguard the 'spiritual and moral development' of young people, a set of new guidelines have been issued for a 'proper' wedding.
No gunfire, keep the men and women at a distance on the dancefloor and don't let the bride cut the cake are some of the new wedding rules.
Photographs from the wedding of a Chechen national Zara Khasanova, shows how a proper wedding look like.
The bride's mother will watch the festivities from a balcony, as she does not traditionally take part in the dancing or other celebrations and can only sit down when granted permission.
If guests don't behave on the dance floor, the music will be shut off until order is restored, said Zubair Bairakov, owner of a local wedding planning agency.
Chechen weddings are traditionally paid for by the groom and attended by his family members only.
They are seen as a sad occasion by the bride's family, Daily Mail reports.
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