When you think of a girl’s most important day in her whole life, you automatically think of two different things: the day she becomes a mother or the day of her wedding. This, can sound pretty generalist. However, most of them have the same answer. Girls usually put a lot of effort to their wedding organization including the place where they are throwing the party, the dress, (one of the most important items!), hair, shoes and so on…
This changes in every country as well as in different religions. For example, Jewish religious people tend to separate men from woman and the bride’s dress must cover her shoulders and legs. Here, we are going to show you different wedding traditions from different countries. Hope you all enjoy it.
You may not believe this but did you know that brides from Congo are not allowed to smile during their wedding? Nor the party or the reception, not to mention the religious ceremony. A Wedding is considered a serious thing. So, if they smile about it, that seems they were not serious enough with the marriage.
Fiji grooms may present a whale tooth to their father in law when asking to their daughter’s hand. Yes. A WHALE Tooth! How do you even get one? I mean this is not only cruel but also difficult to find! Imagine having to look for this just because you want to marry the person you love. Luckily for Fiji grooms, this custom is on the decline.
This one’s amazing. While every girl isusually trying to lose weight for their wedding so that their wedding dress fits them perfectly, in Mauritius it’s the other way around. Brides must gain a few pounds as a sign of “being well fed”. Every girl’s dream, right?
Did you know that Chinese families hire a woman to take the bride to the groom with a luxurious sedan chair? It supposedly gives the couple good luck, prosperity and wellness.
Each country apparently has its own traditions. Some of them, weirder than others. This one for example: in Guatemala, the groom’s mom has to break a white ceramic bell with rice and flour after the wedding, which is supposedly bringing prosperity to the new married couple. This is usually done in the highlands.
Like occidental culture, in Japan, brides have to wear white from head to toe. This surprised me a lot as I thought that as they have an oriental culture, there dresses should be different than ours. Interesting fact, right?