bridal uchikake avaIn the past, Japanese samurai brides often wore plain white kimonos on their wedding day, but at some point, they changed into something much more colorful and decorative. Here’s an example of such a bridal kimono – vivid color, beautiful print that makes the bride’s back worth staring at during the whole wedding ceremony, and deeply symbolic images. This garment is 100 years old, although it’s so lovely many brides even today would agree to wear it to the wedding.

Tajik womanTajikistan is a Central Asian country and thus, many local wedding traditions are common for the whole region. But, of course, there are also unique, typically Tajik wedding customs and rituals. In this post, we’ll talk about both. Among other things, we’ll find out what a kalym is, how old Tajik brides usually are, and why Tajik craftswomen intentionally make flaws in the needlework decorating the bridal veil.

Indonesian wedding avaIndonesia is one of those countries with the most elaborate, costly, and beautiful wedding clothing. Besides, the variety of styles of traditional wedding attire is truly impressive. Every region has its own traditional wedding costumes of the bride and groom and, sometimes, they differ so much! But the general look and main features are common, so you don’t doubt this folk wedding attire is from Indonesia, just can’t always say from what area. Here you are just a few Indonesian traditional wedding outfits in all their glory, with lovely adornments, gold embroidery, intricate headdresses, and massive jewelry.

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?