For most of us our wedding day will be full of traditions, be they family traditions or more general wedding rituals. Even if you want to shun the entire idea of a traditional wedding day, it will still be steeped in well rooted rites whether you realise it or not. Such as the father of the bride walking the bride down the aisle, the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,’ the bouquet toss and even the first dance are all from very old traditions. But these are just some of the wedding traditions that we might be familiar with in this country.
Indeed, there are many fascinating and amazing wedding traditions from different parts of the world which are both beautiful and intriguing. From releasing doves in the Philippines, to ‘ransoming’ the bride in Romania, to kissing the groom every time the bride leaves the room in Sweden, the world is full of fantastic wedding traditions.
And there’s nothing to stop you incorporating some of these ideas into your wedding day too and effectively start your own new family traditions.
Here’s a look at 10 wedding rituals from around the world. If you’d like to chat about any aspect of your wedding décor or planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.