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.
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.
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!