What do brides of different origin, race, and cultural affiliation wear for their wedding? What’s the difference between, for instance, a traditional Ethiopian and Indian wedding? Which bridal customs are the cutest in the world? In what country you would get the greatest wow-effect from the traditional wedding? We’d like to tell you about some sweet wedding customs and traditions in Japan, Ghana, Lapland, Sri Lanka, Scotland, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Romania, and Indonesia.
At Japanese weddings, brides often wear 2 or more dresses throughout the ceremony – white and red.
Ghanaian traditional weddings are very colorful. Their national cloth designs vary with different colors and patterns. Each family has its own cloth pattern.
The Sami, Lapland
The Sami are the indigenous people living in Lapland. Their traditional dresses can tell you a lot about their owners. For example, square buttons means that the person is married, while single people wear belts with round buttons.
The bride often becomes the center of attention on her wedding day. However, if you find yourself at a traditional Sri Lankan wedding, you most likely won't be able to take your eyes off the groom.
In Scotland, the groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan. After the wedding ceremony, the groom puts a shawl embellished with his clan’s colors around his bride’s shoulders to symbolize her membership in her new family.
Red or pink wedding dresses are the traditional garment of choices for brides in the Indian culture. In the northern regions, married women traditionally wear a red dot on the center of their foreheads.
This may surprise you, but Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. The majority of Ethiopian people belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. That is why the wedding ceremony here resembles that of Greeks or Russians.
Although Pakistan is an Islamic nation, its traditions have a lot in common with Indian customs. Drawing intricate henna patterns on the bride's hands and wearing a red wedding dress are the most popular of them.
Today, the vast majority of young Romanians prefer weddings with a modern style. However, traditional ceremonies can still be seen in more remote areas. Though Romania is not a big, each of its regions has its own wedding costumes.
Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island. With more than 300 ethnic groups and 6 major religions, this country is a crossroads of various cultures and civilizations.