30 Stunning Wedding Traditions From All Around The World

by Sarah in — Updated December 15, 2020 — Reading Time: 9 minutes

Starting from the bride wearing something old, new or borrowed to the bride throwing the bouquet, these American wedding customs are so popular that even if you don’t like traditional style wedding or any sort of traditions, you will still go on for it as they are great and popular. Like America, other cultures and countries to have their different wedding customs.

As this tradition of Sweden is somewhat sweet, wedding guests in Sweden can kiss the groom or bride anytime. A tradition for couples in Congo doesn’t allow them to smile on their wedding day.
A tradition in Mongolia says that both members of the couple should kill a chicken to find a healthy liver and after that only they are permitted to marry. But the main thing is LOVE that binds all customs together from far and near.

If you really wanna find endless love and joy with your partner being your soulmate then you must follow traditions, this is what the theory says. If the tradition for a Hindu bride says to first marry a tree or a tradition for south Korean grooms says to get their feet by their close ones, go for it after all happiness and love are what you are gonna get in the end. To know about 30 inspiring traditions just keep on reading. There a huge no. Of traditions that you can’t even think. Explore below to learn more.

Armenia: Break Bread

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A tradition from Armenia says if you want to keep the evil spirits away from your wedding then you must balance the Lavash flatbread on your shoulders and have a spoonful of honey given by grooms mother for the couple. After this only the actual party starts.

Congo: Why So Serious?

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Another tradition from Congo that doesn’t allow the bride and groom to smile. If they smile, for them, it means they are not at all serious about their wedding. The couple cannot smile from ceremony to reception.

France: Potty Mouth

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The best thing about this tradition from french tells the couple to have champagne and eat chocolates as the reception ends. But the worst part is that they need to have all these from a toilet bowl. They believe that by doing this the couple gets strength for the wedding night.

China: Bullseye!

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The best thing about this tradition from french tells the couple to have champagne and eat chocolates as the reception ends. But here is the worst thing, they need to have all these from a toilet bowl. They believe that by doing this the couple gets strength for the wedding night.

Fiji: Toothy Treasure

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A tradition from Fiji says that – when a man asks a woman’s hand for marriage from her father, the man has to serve his future father-in-law with a whale’s tooth.

China: Take a Seat

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When a Chinese bride moves from her home to the groom’s home in a decorated sedan chair, a good luck lady hired by the bride’s family protects her way till her new home. Even may of the guests stay busy taking care of the bride by parasols and tossing rice. This tradition makes the bride feel extra important.

Germany: What a Smash!

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In Germany, the bride and groom have to clean piles of porcelain dishes that were thrown by their guests. Doing this it is believed that it makes the couple strong to face any challenge together that may come in the future.

Scotland: The Way to Wed

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Gretna green is a village in England that doesn’t believe in marriage restrictions for the couple’s of 21 and over and has helped many couples to wed.

Greece: A Close Shave

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Greece, a place where the groomsmen are the groom’s barber. Groomsmen shave the groom’s face and once this gets complete the groom is fed by his new mother-in-law with almonds and honey. This tradition is a mix of fun and love.

Guatemala: Ring My Bell

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In Guatemala, the parents of the groom are the hosts always and these hosts can do whatever they want to. But the tradition that is followed is, the groom’s mother drops and breaks a white ceramic bell which has to be filled with grains as the newlywed couple arrives.

Japan: Dress to Impress

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When the bride’s in Japan decide to celebrate the traditional Shinto ceremony, they believe to wear all white from head to toe. It is done to show their maiden status and they also wear a hood to hide the horns of jealousy from their mother-in-law. This is what their belief tells us.

Jamaica: Everyone’s a Critic

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This tradition is gonna be really rude. Whenever a Jamaican wedding starts the people there gathers all together and if they find that the bride is not up to the mark they shout out negative comments and if the majority goes for the negatives then the bride has to go back home and try for the second chance and get ready even better.

Lebanon: Party On!

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Lebanon’s wedding starts with rowdy music, belly dancing and shouting at the bride’s and groom’s family and friends and even dancers and musicians. In the end, everyone gathers at the bride’s home to shower them with flower petals and blessings.

Norway: Have Your Cake and Drink It, Too

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Special cakes are a tradition for Norway weddings where cakes are made with layers of rings to form a cone-shaped cake and a bottle of wine is placed at the center of the cake. That’s what says eat and drink your cake.

Kenya: A New Type of Father-of-the-Bride

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A weired tradition in Kenya forces the bride’s father to spit on her. This is done to show no support as she gets a new support by her husband.

Czech Republic: Oh, Baby!

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To increase the fertility an infant is put up on the couple’s bed before they tie the knot. And in the end, guests shower rice or peas on the couple to enhance fertility.

Norway: Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Charms

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Another tradition of Norway says that the bride has to wear a gold crown that twinkles and when the bride moves the sound from the crown keeps away evil spirits and this is what Norway people believe.

Indonesia: Got to Go? Um, No

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The newlyweds in Indonesia are restricted to use bathrooms and washrooms for three days and the belief says this is done to make their bond even stronger and their bladders too.

Russia: Chew on This

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A delicious bread called “Karavay” is part of this Russian tradition. Both the members of the couple take a bite from this bread and whoever takes the bigger bite becomes the head of the family. This is where the big mouth pays off.

India: What a Steal

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India has a really fun tradition called “JUTA CHUPAI” in which the bride’s sisters hide the shoes of the groom and asks money for safe return.

China: When Bridesmaids Haze

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The groom’s of china has to pass multiple tests on the wedding day morning hosted by bridesmaids to prove that he is fit for the bride. These tests are fun and are called wedding door games. Later the groom serves the host with an envelope full of money.

Niger: So You Think You Can Dance

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A camel dance is performed in the West African countries of Niger with the groom on the camel’s back. The camel dances on the drum rhythm and surrounded by guests.

Philippines: Lovey-Dovey

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As the wedding completes, Philippine couple’s free up a pair of white dove which according to them symbolizes love and expresses a new life for the couple.

Cuba: The Money Dance

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Get money just by dancing. That’s what happens in Cuban weddings, anyone who dances with the bride has to pin some money in her dress. This shows the help for the couple to pay for wedding and honeymoon.

Russia: Picture This

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To show respect, couples of Moscow have their wedding photos near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin and then they lay flowers to show peace and respect.

Turkey: Flag Day

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A Turkish flag is placed on the ground of the home of the groom by the groom’s friends and according to the surrounding objects are placed over the flag to signify that the wedding has already started.

Venezuela: Bride and Groom Go MIA

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Venezuela has a fun tradition that allows the couple to sneak away without getting caught before the event is over. This is believed to be lucky for the couple if they succeed and it is also thought to be lucky for the guest whomsoever catches them.

Wales: When Love Blooms

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Bouquets of welsh bride’s consist of myrtle. Myrtle is a herb that represents love. A cut piece of this herb is given to each bridesmaid by the bride and this is what they believe, if the bridesmaid who planted it and the cutting blooms, that bridesmaid is gonna be the next bride.

Mongolia: No Chickening Out

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A tradition in Mongolia is somewhat like this, the couple who are gonna jump for marriage, both of them together must kill a baby chicken to find a healthy liver, only then they are allowed to marry. Else they have to continue to kill until they find a healthy liver.

China: Hello, Wardrobe Changes!

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While walking down the aisle, China’s bride wears a slim fit traditional dress called a cheongsam or qipao, for the reception they wear a gown and for the night they change into a cocktail dress. More the dresses, more fun.

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