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27 unique wedding traditions from around the world

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 12 Jan 2019


With different religions and ethnicities comes different cultures and traditionsweddings are no exception here.In some parts of the world the bride's dress is said to ward off evil spirits; in others it's a dance or action.In almost all cultures, there's a way for the guests to wish the newlyweds good luck in starting their life together.In any culture, weddings are often a time for celebration, family, and traditionbut these things can look very different from one culture to the next.In the US, it's pretty standard to see the bride toss her bouquet over her shoulder into a jumping crowd of single hopefuls. Travel to Germany and you may find couples sawing a giant log in half or clearing smashed plates from the ground. Attend nuptials in Nigeria and you could end up showering the bride in cash.Of course, it's also important to remember that not everyone from a certain country or culture practices the same things.Here are27 unique wedding traditions from around the world.At a traditional Filipino wedding, the bride and groom often each release a white dove.Source: The BarnTogether the doves are a symbol of a successful marriage to come.Source: The BarnThe guests may smash porcelain dishes on the ground at a German wedding, a custom that is believed to ward off evil spirits.Source: BRIDESSee the rest of the story at Business Insider
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