I love history. I love weddings. So for me finding out about wedding traditions from around the world makes me so intrigued and literally laugh out loud at the same time. It makes you think about how some of these came to be.
Wedding Traditions From Round The World
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Moroccan brides purify themselves with water from their rivers before their wedding.Image from Pinterest
Jewish weddings are meant to be a mixture of joy and sadness. The groom stomps a glass cup held in a napkin as a reminder of the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.Image from Pinterest
Fairies seem to be a pest problem in Ireland: brides must keep both feet on the ground while dancing lest those spritely creatures whisk her away. Time to practice your moonwalk! Image from Pinterest
In certain parts of China, brides and their wedding parties practice a month-long crying ritual before the wedding. Each night, the bride sits with her mother, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts for an hour, all crying in unison to form a kind of celebratory “song” to mark the occasion.
Image from Zhangjiajie Tour Guide
In Sweden, it’s a lighthearted tradition for guests to plant kisses on the bride or groom when either leaves the room. In 2016 it’s a gender-neutral game, so anyone can sneak a kiss to the couple!Image from The Buzztube
I don’t know if my family would be up for a group sob session for a whole month before my wedding. Do any of you have any family wedding traditions that you think we our readers would like to hear about. If you do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.