Some are supposed to keep evil away, others should evoke love, happiness, health or fertility.
"The lady at the entrance looked me up and down as if I was up to something," he told the Kurier newspaper.
"When the security guard turned up, I decided to leave." He said the invitation email had not mentioned that single men were not allowed to attend.
Wedding customs and traditions exist since the institution of marriage has been around. The meaning and origin of the different wedding customs vary widely.
Some have disappeared, others have survived to this day.
The Fritzl case emerged in April 2008 when a woman named Elisabeth Fritzl (born 6 April 1966) told police in the town of Amstetten, Austria, that she had been held captive for 24 years behind eight locked doors in a concealed corridor part of the basement area of the large family house by her father, Josef Fritzl (born 9 April 1935), and that Fritzl had physically assaulted, sexually abused, and raped her numerous times during her imprisonment.