The World’s Different Wedding Customs and Traditions
While weddings are held in celebration of the union of the
couple, different cultures approach this ceremony
differently. Sure, there are some similarities there are
still subtle differences that set one culture from another.
Here are some ways different cultures celebrate their
weddings as well as some traditions that each culture
- typical weddings in the Philippines include customs such
as the bride disallowed from meeting the groom a day before
their wedding. Doing so means bad luck according to them.
Then there’s the belief that siblings cannot get married on
the same year because one of them will meet an accident if
- this is where the idea of having a best man is said to
have begun. In ancient Germany, some grooms kidnapped women
from other villages to make them their wives. A trusted
aide helps them do this and accompanies the groom during
the ceremony to fight off any relatives who interfere with
- traditional Chinese weddings require the bride to change
three times during the ceremony! Then there’s the
requirement of colors gold and red when wrapping a gift.
They are said to symbolize wealth and happiness to the
- during the reception, the couple’s guests form a
heart-shaped barrier around the couple. The newlyweds will
then do their first dance inside this heart.
- is where the tradition of pinning money on the newlyweds’
clothes while dancing began. It has since been practiced by
different cultures around the world.