• Wedding Customs

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

“Something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.?” Many brides love to follow this tradition, which is said to date back to Victorian times. If you’re one of the many brides who want to follow this tradition on your wedding day, here are a few suggestions. “Something old” […]

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Wedding Superstitions and Urban Legends

Superstitions and urban legends abound — in societies and cultures, and in nearly all aspects of life. Weddings are not exempt. Here are several wedding superstitions and urban legends. How many are you familiar with? Combining red and white flowers is avoided because it is believed that it signifies blood and bandages. The reason bridesmaids are […]

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Wedding Favors – Myths & Traditions

Weddings are steeped in tradition. Some of the traditions come with well-documented facts and a scientific reasoning behind them. Others however, are the figment of some well-meaning aunt’s imagination, who was simply looking for some attention. Here are some myths and traditions related to wedding favors. Myths About Wedding Favors The first false notion that […]

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Origins of the Wedding Veil

The wedding veil is common among different traditional weddings. It may differ from one wedding to another, but the wedding veil is present in traditional weddings. One of the origins of the wedding veil is said to date back centuries ago when the groom and his friends would throw a blanket over the bride and […]

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Bulgarian Weddings

Ancient engagement rites are still practiced in Bulgaria today. There have been very minimal changes in its traditions. In a traditional Bulgarian engagement, the bride’s agreement is required. The groom does not go to the potential bride’s house. Instead, he asks a friend to go there and ask for the blessing. The decision lies on […]

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Greek Weddings

In a traditional Greek wedding, the bride and groom visit a priest three times for counseling. The number three is significant for it symbolizes the Holy Trinity. Only after the counseling can a couple be married. The groom performs an engagement tradition. He goes to the bride’s house to meet her family. Once the bride’s […]

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Japanese Weddings

The Japanese usually hold their Asian weddings during their favorite seasons – spring and autumn. Religious Japanese weddings are held in a shrine, Shinto style. Shinto, which means “the way of the gods”, is one of two of Japan’s major religions. The other being Buddhism. During the ceremony, the couple is dressed in kimono. Kimono is the […]

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Chinese Weddings

Asian weddings are a beautiful and tradition filled event with etiquette dating back thousands of years. Traditional Chinese weddings are arranged by parents. The bridegroom’s parents look for a bride for their son. If the groom’s family is rich, they look for a bride that can take care of family finances and can give birth to many children, […]

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North American Weddings

MEXICO A traditional Mexican wedding is financially sponsored by the bride and groom’s godparents. They are called “padrinos” or sponsors of the wedding. The padrinos, who serve as the bride and groom’s role models, are very much honored in the wedding ceremony. During the ceremony, the bride and group are joined by a rosary or […]

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Hungarian Weddings

The best man has a big role in a traditional Hungarian wedding. He must personally go to each guest’s house and invite the guest verbally to the wedding. He even has to arrange three days of wedding feast. On her wedding day, the bride wears a very colorful dress that is intricately embroidered with a […]

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Nigerian Weddings

A huge feast always accompanies Nigerian weddings. Before the wedding, the families of the bride and groom meet and investigate each other. The groom’s family offers gifts to the bride’s family. Gifts are usually cattle, yams and money. When an agreement is reached, the bride will come and live with the groom’s family. If everything […]

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Kenyan African Weddings

In Kenya, before a man can make a woman his bride, he has to pay a brideprice to her parents. In Kenyan culture, the younger the girl a man wants to marry, the higher brideprice. Weddings in Kenya can go on for a week with a feast. After the wedding, the bride is presented in […]

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Egyptian Weddings

A traditional Egyptian wedding is signaled by a procession of drums, dancers, and men brandishing flames and swords. This traditional wedding ceremony rarely takes place nowadays. Egyptians marry at a very young age, usually between 12 and 15 years old. Parents mostly arrange their marriages especially if the couple to be united has a political […]

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Pakistani Weddings

There are four days of celebration in traditional Pakistani weddings. On the first day, the bride and the groom’s families dress in yellow. Each family celebrates the marriage. The couple is not allowed to see each on the first and second day of celebration. The groom and bride will see each other only on the […]

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Iranian Weddings

Traditional Iranian weddings require the groom to buy the bride’s wedding dress. The wedding dress needs to have 10 feet of sheeting he will use to wrap around his bride. It is an Iranian custom that a content and happily married woman holds a shawl over the couple’s heads during the wedding. For good luck, […]

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