Sri Lankan men avaSri Lankan grooms, especially those of high status, dress magnificently for their wedding. They wear a so-called “Nilame Costume” that looks really extraordinarily. Originally, it was a royal traditional outfit, but today, anyone in Sri Lanka can wear it for a wedding. You don’t even have to custom-make one, just use rental Nilame Attire. Such clothes for the groom are unique and typical only for Sri Lanka. Often, you can see Nilame on the groom, his groomsmen, the ring boy, and some other significant members of the bridal party.

Sri Lanka avaSri Lankan weddings are usually big, bright, and pompous, with many guests and the blindingly ornate bride and groom’s outfits. Although, the type of wedding ceremony depends on the ethnic origin and religious beliefs of the couple. The most common and typical wedding traditions and rituals in Sri Lanka are Buddhist Sinhalese, so we’ll talk about the so-called Poruwa siritha or Poruwa ceremony in this post.

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.