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Unique Wedding Traditions Around The World

Unique Wedding Traditions Around The World

Guests Throwing Rose Petals Over The Beautiful & Charming Bride And Groom At Wedding.

Wedding And The Slew Of Customs They Come With

Weddings are fun, enjoyable, tear-jerking, emotional and happy occasions. They are also full of customs and ceremonies. As many religions are there in the world, there is an equal number of traditions performed during a wedding. The astonishing part is that even brides and groom who have always been non-traditional happily participate in these rituals. After all, no one wants to tempt fate. So, it is better to start married life with all the good luck and vibes one can get.

Today, we discover some of the most unusual rituals that wedding parties follow around the world. From searching for fancy birds for sale to fly off after the wedding to sneaking away from the ceremony, these customs that will blow your mind.

A Bride & Groom At Their Wedding Ceremony Releasing Doves.

Funny Wedding Customs That Cultures Believe In Across The World

We begin with one custom that most people are aware of – wearing something new, old, borrowed and blue. This is an American ritual that has been followed by brides for decades, besides tossing the bridal bouquet to know which bridesmaid will get married next.

But if it is not just American brides that happily take part in wedding customs, almost every country has these. In Sweden, the guests give the bride or the groom a peck every single time their new spouse leaves the room where the celebration is held. While this may be a sweet custom, in Congo, the ritual is a bit perplexing. The bride and groom are not allowed to smile on the D-Day.

A Smiling Bride Getting Ready To Toss Her Flower Bouqet To Know Which Bridesmaid Will Get Married Next.

Can you imagine? On your own wedding day, you are forbidden from showing those pearly whites. Not too astounding? Then think of the Indian tradition, where some to-be-brides and grooms have to marry a tree before actually tying the knot with their partner!

Last but definitely not the least, in South Korea grooms have their feet whipped with friends and family. Talk about a painful ritual. Hopefully, the aches are worth it!

Wedding Customs That Use Birds

All the customs mentioned above include only the couple (and a tree in the case of India). But there are some countries that make use of birds during the wedding.

  • One of the most beautiful wedding customs in the world is practised in the Philippines. After the bride and groom have tied the knot in front of their friends and family, they release two white doves. The pair, one female and male, is a representation of the newly married couple. The custom embodies a harmonious wedded life because the doves are a symbol of a loving and fruitful marriage.
  • If the Philippines has the most gorgeous wedding ritual, then Mongolia has the strangest and bloodiest. A newly engaged couple in the county has to kill a chicken and find a healthy liver. Until they butcher bird and find the liver, they continue doing the custom. It is after they have succeeded that they can set the wedding day and be wedded. FYI, the couple holds the knife together in this mystifying custom.

Bride And Groom Holding A Couple Of Dove In Their Hands - Representing The Symbol Of Love.

For all those animal lovers, who find these traditions jarring, here is a more humane one. In Korea, the mother in law of the bride throws ducks or geese at the bride. They are not real but carved with wood. The bride is meant to catch the duck.

Failure to do so means that the first child of the couple will be a girl. If the bride does get her hands on the duck, then the baby will be a boy. For Koreans, Mandarin ducks represent marriage as they mate for life. Hence, the ritual.

Check Out – There are many such customs, rituals and traditions that people follow to the T around the world. While the actual custom may differ, they have one common thread – love and eternity. By completing these traditions, the couples will have a lifetime of happiness with their soulmates. At least, that’s the theory. What happens in practice, why don’t you tell us!

Sangeet Outfits To Celebrate The Big Fat Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding For The Beginners

Indian weddings are a celebration in itself that lasts for days with so many ceremonies fitted into it based on the culture and region the couples belong to. A sindhi wedding will not be the same as a Tamil brahmin wedding. So are the Christian and Muslim weddings. But there are common factors that bind together the celebration irrespective of the caste, creed or religion. There will be a pre wedding celebrations, the nuptials and post wedding celebrations.

The pre wedding celebrations are mostly called the Sangeet in North India. Sangeet is nothing but music. It simply means a musical night. A celebration that brings together both the families giving them a chance to bond with each other. It is a celebration of the new bond, music, dance, food and attire.

The Best Dressed In A Sangeet Outfit

Sangeet is indeed a celebration of attire. We plan ahead for this day with utmost care. Some weddings have a theme. It could be a colour or a concept. The traditional Indian wear are mostly chosen as sangeet outfits. It is not an easy choice. Indian traditional outfits range from saree to lehengas, kurta, dhothi pants and more. In today’s growing fashion sense, most of the sangeet and wedding outfits come with a designer label to make it look unique and stand out. It is a tough task to choose the right outfit for each festivity in a single wedding. That’s a lot of shopping to do.

The Perfect Sangeet Look For Men

When it comes to clothing, women have more choices than men. Even in designer labels, women outfits have loads of intricate work and choices. With a little bit of creativity, even men can come up with great outfits that can be unique, outstanding and stylish. Here are a few pointers that you can make note of when you plan your Sangeet outfits.

  • Ditch the regular pants for your kurta and try out jodhpuris or breeches. Match breeches with a kurta with mandarin collar or bandhgalas.
  • Experiment with drapes. It is not just for women, men can also drape dhotis and salwars. Fashion designers have given drapes for men a real twist that you can’t ignore.
  • A well designed Nehru jacket will team up well with kurta and pyjama.
  • Embroidery will add richness and finery to the attire. Try out a sherwani with an embroidered sleeve or a collar.