9 Wedding Traditions From Around the World

Weddings are full of traditions, from the white gown to the reciting of the vows. While love remains the same around the world, wedding traditions differ from country to country. In today's blog, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beach features some of those different traditions from around the world. How would you feel about incorporating some of these into your special day?

1. Germany: Log Cutting 

In Germany, newlyweds must put their bond to the test by working together to saw a log in half in front of all their wedding guests. The act showcases their ability to work together and face obstacles that may come throughout their marriage.

2. Philippines: Releasing Doves 

During a traditional Filipino wedding reception, the bride and groom release two doves into the air. This is said to represent a long, peaceful and harmonious life together.

3. Japan: Sake Sharing Ceremony 

In the beloved Japanese tradition of san-san-kudo, the bride and groom take three sips each from three flat sake cups, after which their parents do the same, bonding the families together.

4. Scotland: Blackening

The Scottish tradition of "blackening" is when both the bride and groom are taken out the day before their wedding, plied with alcohol, and covered in treacle, ash, feathers and flour by friends and family. This celebration was originally carried out to avoid evil spirits and bring good luck.

5. France: Croquembouche

At French weddings, croquembouche, a tower of cream-filled pastry puffs that can be dipped in any number of sweet sauces, is served instead of a regular wedding cake. These towers can be decorated with fruit, nuts and glazes.

6. Korea: Giving of the Goose

In Korean tradition, the grooms give their new mother-in-laws wild geese or ducks. The animal represents the groom's pure intention and loyalty to his bride. In modern times, the tradition has evolved to where the bride and groom exchange wooden geese or ducks on their wedding day as a sign of their commitment to one another.

7. India: Stealing the Groom's Shoes 

In traditional Indian weddings, the bride's sisters try to steal the groom's shoes once he enters the wedding tent. In order to get his shoes back, the groom must bribe the sisters.

8. Guatemala: Breaking a White Bell

During a Guatemalan wedding reception, the mother of the groom breaks a white bell to welcome the newlyweds to the party. The bell is filled with flour, rice and grains, which is meant to bring good luck and prosperity.

9. Romania: Ransoming the Bride 

In Romania, a common tradition is for friends, family or hired entertainers to kidnap the bride before the wedding ceremony. The groom must then come to her rescue and pay her ransom through drinks, money or romantic gestures.

What traditions do you plan on implementing on your wedding day? Hopefully, you take part in the white wedding gown tradition, and we know just where you can find that perfect dress! Our bridal salon in West Palm Beach offers a wonderful selection of affordable wedding gowns. Book your appointment today by calling 561-793-4633.

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