Everyone wants to look best at their wedding, we do a lot of preparations for our big day.
The wedding dress is the most special and important part of it. Wedding dresses became popular only in the 19th century, and all credit goes Queen Victoria. She was the first woman to wear a white bridal gown. Before her, women would choose a traditional garment or a dress that fit the fashions of the day.
Now most brides choose to wear a white wedding dress. However, in some cultures, especially in Asia and Africa, young couples still prefer traditional wedding attire.
We share photos of brides and grooms wearing their traditional wedding dress and they show their culture!
Japanese brides often wear two or more dresses throughout the ceremony, white and red.
Ghanaian traditional weddings look very colorful. Their national cloth designs vary with different colors and patterns, and each family follows its own cloth pattern.
Today, young Romanians prefer weddings with modern style. However, traditional ceremonies can still be seen in more remote areas.
4 The Sami, Northern Europe
The Sami are the indigenous people living in Lapland. Their traditional dresses tell you a lot about their owners. For example, square buttons mean that the person is married, while single people wear belts with round buttons.
5 Sri Lanka
The bride often becomes the center of attention on her wedding day. However, if you attend a traditional Sri Lankan wedding, you most likely won’t be able to take your eyes off the groom.
Brides mostly wear red or pink wedding dresses in Indian culture. In the northern regions, married women traditionally wear a red dot in the center of their forehead, and that is called sindoor.
In Scotland, the groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan, and when the wedding ceremony is complete, the groom puts a shawl embellished with his clan’s colors around his bride’s shoulders to symbolize her membership in her new family.
Although Pakistan is an Islamic nation, its traditions have many things common with Indian customs. Putting henna patterns on the bride’s hands and wearing a red wedding dress is the most popular of them.
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. The majority of Ethiopian people belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. That is why the wedding ceremony here resembles that of Greeks or Russians.
Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island. With more than 300 ethnic groups and 6 major religions, this country is a crossroad of various cultures and civilizations.
In China, traditional wedding dresses are red. In this country, the color white symbolizes the time of mourning and funerals. After the marriage, the groom removes the red veil from the bride’s head.
Nigerian brides wear bright wedding clothes and wear Gele, a Nigerian head tie. The grooms look as elegant as women.