Marriage, a world of traditions: see the customs of other countries - Women Tips

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A bride dressed in white goes to the altar, where is the groom and a leader (usually religious) that the union minister - celebrated in the presence of friends and family. This is the image that comes to mind when it comes to wedding ceremony, which is the most common ritual in Brazil and other countries.

But in a world so culturally rich and plural, you may be surprised at the marriage of traditions from other parts of the world. With mixing, some customs of other people have even been incorporated into Brazilian culture. "The rice that is played on the bride and groom, for example, is an ancient Chinese tradition," said the advisor and organizer of events Flavia Sacchetto Santos.

Check below some traditions and customs of weddings in thirteen different countries around the globe. The idea is always the same: to ensure a very important celebration for the life of the couple. See also videos showing traditional royal weddings in each country.


Red is very important in Chinese weddings. Symbol of joy and love, the color is present in the decoration, invitations and even the bride's dress. About the dresses, in fact, the Chinese bride gets to have at least three models being used during the party. Another couple of Chinese tradition is to drink wine with honey two glasses tied with a ribbon (too!) Red.


During a traditional game, the Russian groom has to struggle to get his bride just before the ceremony. Before marriage, it appears in the home of the beloved and again asks her hand. Then friends and family of the bride refuse the request of the boy until he pay the "ransom" in gifts, jewelry, money or some kind of hoax.


One of the strongest traditions in the Hindu wedding is the ceremony of Mehndi Rat, consisting of tattooing with henna hands and feet of the bride. The designs are incredibly detailed and take hours to get ready. For the wedding, the Indian bride should also be adorned with many jewels.


In Japanese ceremony, the bride and groom drink nine sips of sake, becoming truly husband and wife from the first sip. Flavia Sacchetto reports that Santos has organized some marriages in which one of the newlyweds was of Japanese origin. "I'ts very interesting! Tradition ends up highlighting the 'ordinary' and we incorporate and merge the elements of both cultures for a truly ecumenical ceremony. In the case of the Japanese, often use many tsurus decoration and souvenirs, typical foods and specific flowers, "he explains.


One of the best-known traditions of Jewish weddings is the glass glass breakage. The groom must break with the right foot a glass to remember the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. At the end all the guests shout "Mazel Tov" which means "good luck" in Hebrew.


In Egypt, the bride's family is in charge of cooking for the bride and groom during the week following the ceremony. So the couple can better enjoy the beginning of the marriage. Great idea, right?


In order to purify the Moroccan women take a milk bath before the wedding ceremony.


If you do not want to disappoint their single friends, but would like to keep the wedding bouquet, perhaps a tradition of Turkey can help. There, the single bride friends write their names on the inside of her shoes. At the end of the celebration, the one whose name is duller will be the next to marry.


As a symbol of fertility and luck, a pine tree is planted outside the house of newlyweds Dutch.


The joy of the Greeks with the union of the couple transpires at a party with lots of booze food, music and dance. As luck and prosperity symbol, the Greeks held the famous break dishes to the sound of traditional folk music.


The Polish wedding party can last two days (or even more!) Between the main ceremony, the party dances and games. They say that this tradition has emerged as a way for people to prolong the moments of joy after having suffered a lot during the war.


Following the rhyme "something old, new something, something borrowed, blue something", the bride should respect the saying to the letter and during the party she should wear something old (symbol of continuity), something new (Hope), a borrowed object ( symbolizing happiness given by a friend) and something blue (purity). This is a tradition of European origin that many brides have already incorporated here, believing bring luck to marriage, explains Flavia.


Instead of pinking tie, Mexicans often do the "dance of the dollar", where the guest can pay to dance with the bride or groom. Another Mexican tradition is the bride leave the bouquet at the foot of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, traditional Mexican foods are served during the party. Have you thought of a Mexican menu at the wedding buffet?

If you are willing to adopt some different tradition in your wedding ceremony, you can take some of these ideas and inspiration. The organizer of the tip is do nothing exaggeration. "Everything should be within reason and adapted to our customs, climate and region. Bring some elements of other cultures and put in some detail is original and elegant, "Flavia orients.