Wedding traditions of the different countries

Iranian Marriage Ceremony, Its History & Symbolism

The Iranian wedding ceremony despite its local and regional variations, like many other rituals in the country goes back to the ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Though the concepts and theory of the marriage have changed drastically by Quran and Islamic traditions, the actual ceremonies have remained more or less the same.

Jewish Wedding

Marriage is a holy institution in Judaism. Its very name in Hebrew, "kiddushin," means "sanctification". Most of the laws and customs relating to the wedding ceremony (Chatunah), its preparations and Seudat Mitzvah (festive reception meal) date back to our Patriarchs and the giving of the Torah at Sinai.

Italian Wedding Traditions

In the past, Italian wedding engagements were usually orchestrated by the families of the bride and groom. Lineage was of the most importance, and if the bride's father had any doubts, negotiations could stop in their tracks. In some cases, a matchmaker sent a message (masciata) to the prospective bride's family of the man's hope to marry. If her family found the groom's proposal acceptable, there would be wedding bells and a marriage.

Muslim wedding in Guyana

It's always interesting to look at the customs of another country. Мусульманская свадьба в ГайанеEspecially on those which apply to all. All we are born, die, marry or get married, have children, and each nation has traditions associated with these common, but for each landmark, events.

Georgian Wedding Traditions

Real Georgian wedding is a beautiful, entertaining and rich holiday with observance of all original customs of Georgian people.

Cambodian Wedding Traditions

Many Khmer traditions display interesting facts, but weddings are particularly fascinating. The rituals they have for weddings, their special care regarding how to employ the moments before and after wedding, and, last but not least, Khmer peculiar rules in this direction bring a special charm to the entire context.

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.