Wedding traditions are truly fascinating, especially those that are unfamiliar to us. Aside from our normal customs, typical wedding ceremony customs vary across cultures.
Hawaii: prior to vows being recited, the bride and groom exchange floral leis which symbolizes love and respect.
Morocco: brides take a soothing milk bath called a ‘hammam’ before her big day. This ritual is performed in order to purify the bride.
Columbia: with a spark of a flame, the bride and groom ignite their love and unity by extinguishing their single lit candles and lighting one candle that embodies their new lives together.
Hindu: Given a prime responsibility, the brother of the groom (normally the best man) sprinkles flower petals onto the bride and groom in order to prevent evil spirits from entering the holy matrimony.
China and Taiwan: the bride and groom make their way to each table during the reception. Paying a visit to each guest, and thanking them with a toast. Imagine…attempting to keep sober is out of the window!!
Switzerland: handkerchiefs are sold to wedding guests in hopes of raising money for the bride and groom’s new home together.
Our latest infographic depicts “Loving from around the World” for 6 countries. From Columbia, to Italy and South Africa, we hope you are able to get a better glimpse into traditions celebrated in different parts of the world.