Top 10 Wedding Traditions From Around The Globes

Saputra | September 17, 2016 | Traditions | 0 comment

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Wedding is the happiest moment for couples, this is where they take an oath to lives together. A ceremonial event to unite two individuals into one in order to make a new family and continues their legacy by having successors. This is the main ideas of marriage, to continues our line of origins, and to unite two different family from any background.

Before the ceremonial maybe the busiest times for the couples, taking care of everything so they won't missing anything that's could lead to disaster wedding. Even in all country have their traditions before wedding, which they must obey to guarantee have a successful wedding and long lasting marriage. Some of the tradition it doesn't make sense it all in some countries.

For that matters here I want to talk about 10 traditions from several country that could tickle your interest. Maybe you have couples from a country that have this unique traditions then you should read this. I am not trying to scare you but, consider is information that you should know so you not be surprised later on. For you to understand that this tradition is their heritage from their origins, which is must be preserved on the wedding or before the wedding.

Here 10 list wedding traditions from around the globes,

1. China, Wardrobe Changing.


In China the brides has to wearing three different dress in wedding, First the wear a China traditional dress Qipao or Cheongsam, a embroidered slim fitting dress with solid red color. Red means strong color and the luckiest color in Chinese culture. Second the bride wearing a poufed ball gown with sleek white tone. And the third, this is when the bride wearing the gown of her choice or a cocktail dress.

2. India, Hands Painting.


Before wedding in India there is a traditions of Menhdi, the bride and her female friends and family must painted their hands with unique temporary designs. The temporary painting made from the plant dye henna, and it last for a weeks. This Menhdy tradition could take hours to complete, and they have to wait till paste to dry and stay on their skin, this could take time too. The Menhdi is an occasion for the bride is having fun with their friends before getting married.

3. Africa-American, Broom Jumping.


This wedding jumping a broom is exist in some number of cultures, from Celts to Roma. Nowadays, this tradition often found in African-American weddings ceremonial. The jumping broom wedding tradition originated from the day's that slavery is exist. The marriage is illegal, so in the time before war enslaved men and women announce their union by together jumping a broom.

4. Jewish, Mazel Tov.


This unique tradition happened in Jewish weddings ceremonial, on the end of ceremony the bride crushes a glass under his foot. Story tells that this tradition is symbolizes the demolition of the majestic temple in Jerusalem in A.D. 70, another story tells that broken glass is a symbol of the joy that should constantly be tempered. As the glass was shattered the audience then yell "mazel tov" which means good luck.

5. United Kingdom, Baby Bridesmaid.


In the United Kingdom Royal weddings do bridesmaid with a spin. Generally, the bride's are teenage girls rather than the same ages as the bride. In 1947 Queen Elizabeth wedding there were 8 bridesmaid which is younger than the bride. Lady Diana had five bridesmaid, which the youngest bridesmaid have age around 5 year and the oldest was 17. The Royal bride Kate Middleton even take a younger bridesmaid back in 2011 wedding ceremony.

6. Peru, Cake Pull.


Peruvian wedding had tradition which take single female guests to join in the bouquet toss. Charms which is attached to ribbons are mounted between the wedding cake and the layers. The female guests will grabs a ribbon and pulls right before the cake is cut. The result is one of the ribbon is a fake wedding ring. And guess what, the one who pull the fake wedding ring is said to be married one later.

7. South Africa (Zulu), Butchering a Cow.


The Zulu wedding tradition are marked by excite colors and dancing competition among the bride and groom's families. Zulu wedding is much the same as western wedding in the first day as the bride wearing white dress, but after that changed into traditional tribal costumes when a church wedding is over. In traditional way, the groom's family butcher a cow to accept the bride. Then the bride saves money inside the cow stomach to refers that she is now part of the family.

8. Lebanon, Joyous Professional.


Wedding traditions in Lebanon started with music, dancing and cheerful shouting outside groom's home. The tradition is called Zaffe a wild tradition escort invited by friends and family and involving professional musicians also dancers. The crowd now then escorts the groom to his bride, and then send them off in a overwhelm shouted of prays and flowers.

9. Russia, Bride Ransom.


This Russian tradition is very unusual, before the wedding the groom comes to bride's home and requests for his couple. But, the bride's family and friend reject him unless he brought a gifts, jewelry and money or little humiliation. Humiliation such as silly dances and riddles challenge also performing childish test likes diapering baby doll. Until the groom can impress the family and friends or "vykup nevesty" the groom is not allowed to meet with his bride.

10. Pakistan, The Shoes Ransom.


Its different in Pakistan compare to Russian tradition, in Pakistan isn't bride that become the ransom but Pakistani men must pay for their shoes. After the wedding the happy couples back to home to attending a ceremony called "showing the face." In this tradition family and friends holding a green cloak over the couple's heads and a mirror, while the bride start to remove the scarf she wears across the ceremony. While the couple are busy with the ceremonial, one of the bride's family hide the groom's shoes and ransom money for their safeness.

Wow, so many unique tradition for wedding, hope this can help us to add our knowledge about culture and tradition in other country.

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