Best Country: Wedding traditions of the different countries

Contemporary Vietnamese Traditional Weddings

Modern traditional weddings in Vietnam differ significantly to those in the past. The most obvious change is the cost – the social pressure of ‘face’ leads some families to spend up to the equivalent of ten year’s salary. Another obvious difference is the average age of the couple.

Wedding Customs in Spain

Spain is a nation of many regions, most of which were once independent countries, so wedding customs sometimes vary from area to area.

Wedding Traditions in Iceland

Marriage is a very serious business in Iceland. Couples are not urged to rush into matrimony. Long engagements are the norm, sometimes three or four years.

Wedding in Benin

As with many African countries, the Benin culture constitutes a number of different tribes. Naturally, wedding customs in Benin and traditional marriage practices will and do vary from tribe to tribe and culture to culture. Both monogamous as well as polygamous marriages are seen in the Benin culture but the traditional wedding is pretty much the same regardless.

Irish Wedding Traditions & Customs

An Irish traditional wedding is a beautiful ceremony to see or take part in. From the stunning attire of both the bride and groom.

Brunei Malay wedding

A Brunei Malay wedding has many types of ceremonies.

Marriage in Qatar

Weddings in any culture are a cause for expensive fanfare and hectic preparations. In the Arabian Gulf, however, weddings are conducted in a unique manner, observant of the gender segregation maintained between nationals in other facets of their private lives.

New Zealand Wedding Traditions

Like neighboring Australia, New Zealand is a vast and beautiful country, which enjoys some fabulous rural and coastal landscapes and a culture rich with native as well as borrowed influences.

Wedding Customs of Nepal

Wedding customs in Nepal vary according to ethnic groups and castes. Traditionally Nepalese marriages are arranged, a deal between two sets of parent. In some cases the boy and his family will come to visit the girl and her family where they strike a deal.

Mauritanian wedding

In Mauritania, girls aged between five and 15 are sent to "fat farms" before their wedding to pile on the pounds. If a bride had stomach rolls, stretch marks and overlapping thighs, it signalled her husband was wealthy enough to keep her satisfied.

Libyan Wedding

Libyan weddings are grand affairs. If finances permit, the wedding can last up to 5 days, but even in modest circumstances 3 days is the minimum.

Weddings in Angolan Culture

As with many African countries, the Angolan culture constitutes a number of different tribes. Naturally, Angolan weddings and traditional marriage practices will and do vary from tribe to tribe and culture to culture.

Brazilian Wedding Traditions

Known and admired the world over for their flamboyant, larger than life, joie-de-vivre culture, a wedding in Brazil brings no less than you’d expect from moving traditions which reflect the Brazilian’s great love of family, to ancient customs which reflect a rich heritage of superstition, excitement and extravagance!

Danish Wedding Traditions

In Denmark, there is a traditional wedding custom of building an arch of pine branches, called the Gate of Honor, in front of the bride's family home. Another Gate of Honor is built when the couple celebrates their silver anniversary.

Greek Wedding Traditions

Greek brides wore traditional wedding veils of yellow or red, which represented fire. These brightly colored veils were supposed to protect the bride from evil spirits and demons.