Fish avaSome of the Bangladeshi wedding traditions and rituals are especially interesting, so you definitely have to learn about them. For instance, have you ever heard about fresh fish dressed in traditional costumes? Or about cow carriages for the newlyweds? Bangladesh is a wonderful country with truly fun wedding activities and a great sense of humor. Here are the top-5 most curious Bangladeshi wedding traditions.

Marriage necklace avaIndian brides receive a very beautiful, costly, and meaningful wedding present from their grooms. It is a special marriage necklace, usually made from solid gold. But this is not merely an expensive jewelry piece, but a talisman that is believed to ward off the evil eye, bring good luck and prosperity, and even normalize her blood pressure. Although, I think any woman’s blood pressure and mood would improve if she got such lovely jewelry as a gift of love!

Indian bride avaIn India, the most popular wedding attire for a bride is a red sari, a traditional Indian outfit but extremely ornate and bejeweled. This wedding dress is among the most feminine, richly decorated, and expensive outfits on the whole planet. Just look at these bright red Indian bridal sarees, delicate wedding veils, numerous jewelry pieces worn by young brides, and intricate henna drawings on their bodies. They all are in the same style but each look is different and unique only for this woman. And their jewelry is to kill for.

Buddha avaThai religious wedding ceremonies are very often Buddhist. Such weddings consist of two parts – a Buddhist component and a secular component. While in the past, it was considered a bad sign if a Buddhist monk was present at a marriage ceremony, this superstition has changed dramatically over time and today, most couples visit Buddhist temples on their wedding day or even perform the ceremony there.

Yurt avaBy far not every couple can get their own place to live in as a wedding present. Usually, houses are expensive and people have to apply for a mortgage to pay for a new home for the family. But Mongolians have a much simpler option – their traditional yurts are much, much cheaper, so the newlyweds can get their own house from day one of their life together. It makes marriage a lot comfier and happier when you don’t have to live with parents or get large loans to pay for a house. Still, who pays for the bride and groom’s yurt, how much, and where do they place it?

Pakistani wedding avaWeddings in Pakistan are cheerful and colorful events that last several days. The wedding outfits of both the bride and the groom are outstanding – ornate, bejeweled, and costly. Everything is grand and sparkling. Everything around screams money – though, of course, some families can afford to spend more on a wedding than others, so there are fancier and simpler marriage celebrations in Pakistan. Still, millions of women all around the world would kill to have such a chic and beautiful wedding. But does a Pakistani wedding have flaws? Let’s find out.

Tibetan love lock avaWeddings in Tibet still have a lot of traditional rituals and customs that are being strictly followed by people. And in general, a wedding in Tibet differs so much from what most of us are familiar with that it’s exciting to witness such an unusual event. For example, there are no sheer white wedding gowns, no official I do’s, and no wedding bouquets. Instead, the bride and groom often meet each other for the first time on the 2nd day of the wedding celebration, wedding gifts are displayed for everybody to see, and envelopes with money are opened in front of the guests, with numbers listed in a notebook.

Korean wedding costume avaIn Korea, folk wedding clothing is very bright, colorful, and elaborately shaped. And we can say this about both male and female wedding outfits. Also, these costumes are interesting because they’re multilayered. The traditional headdresses of Korean newlyweds are cute and intricate as well – not all couples wear them but these headpieces add a lot of charm to the bride and groom, so the wedding look appears much better with a folk headdress.

Pakistan avaThe wedding outfits of Pakistan look grand! They’re so ornate, bright, and breathtakingly beautiful, you can’t take your eyes off them. There’s no surprise that Pakistani brides and grooms wish to wear folk costumes for their wedding even in the 21st century. Pakistani wedding shalwar kameez and sarees are much more splendid than even the most elaborate Western-style white wedding gowns. And no tux can be compared to Pakistani groom’s clothing.

Saukele avaKazakhstan is one of those Central Asian countries with rich traditions, a lot of which are still followed today. Including some of the local wedding traditions. Kazakh brides don’t always wear a folk wedding dress these days, but just a few decades ago, practically all of them did. And a wedding looked like a colorful and grand occasion, full of meaningful rituals, old traditions, and authentic symbols everywhere you looked. Let’s find out what a traditional Kazakh bridal attire is like, what materials it has to be made of, and what embellishments and jewelry they used.