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Welsh Wedding Traditions

It might be surprising to some, but Welsh wedding traditions are very different to UK wedding traditions – and indeed even in a country that has historically had no more than a million people (now up to just over 3 million) it is amazing to find such diversity between different areas of the Welsh nation in wedding customs alone. If you’re looking for Welsh wedding ideas that bridge the gap of tradition and modernity then look no further. And if you’re looking for a bit of a chu ...

Chinese Wedding Traditions

To generalise a nation with a billion people, 3.6 million square miles of land and nearly as many cultures and communities into one article on Chinese wedding traditions would both be folly and impossible. But we’re going to do our best anyway! In fact, despite the difficulties in analysing a country of such wide size and culture, there are some Chinese wedding traditions that have survived and spread throughout over thousands of years and are performed in vast numbers of ceremonies aroun ...

Greek Wedding Traditions - Superstitions

Here are some more Greek wedding superstitions you might like to consider if planning or researching Greek wedding traditions: 1)    One rather profitable Greek tradition is the money dance. Instead of giving a gift a guest might choose to pin several notes onto the couple’s outfits during the dance…hopefully without doing too much damage to the bride or groom themselves. 2)    The groom cannot be worried about looking his best – sometimes he wi ...

Welsh Wedding Traditions - Welsh Love Spoons

It might sound like some bizarre seedy traditional practice and may well conjure up some frankly confusing images in one’s head when picturing it, but the Welsh Love Spoons are actually a real Welsh wedding tradition. Indeed compared to most worldwide wedding customs this one is relatively normal. Any gentleman wishing to marry a Welsh girl of his choice is traditionally expected to carve a wooden spoon into any number of shapes – keys, hearts, people and various other symbols of ...

UK Wedding Traditions - Superstitions

There are endless UK wedding superstitions that have stood the test of time and are still widespread today. Here are just a few of the more common UK wedding traditions that you might find in a British wedding: 1/ Wedding Traditions Something Borrowed Something Blue Today you may see the bride carry some strange possessions while she walks down the isle – this is due to the common Victorian rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue, and a silver sixpe ...

Greek Wedding Traditions

Greek culture has developed into many different sides, split by religion, history and geography. It is because of this you will find many different types of Greek wedding traditions – Greek Orthodox weddings, Greek Cypriot weddings, Ancient Greek weddings and several more. In this section you can find out the main Greek wedding traditions and their meanings and roots.   Greek Wedding Traditions – Proposal and Engagement In line with most European wedding traditions, the proposal i ...

UK Wedding Traditions - The Ceremony

  Bridal wedding traditions in the UK mean that the bride’s wedding dress will invariably be in white, the bridesmaids in a similar colour to ward off evil spirits (quite how that works, mind, is anyone’s guess).  It is considered unlucky for the groom to see his bride on the morning of the wedding, so she is looked after by her family and bridesmaids. Groom wedding traditions also mean the best man and male family will dress similar to the groom so evil spirits cannot rec ...

UK Wedding Traditions

Marriage in the UK is a tradition integrally rooted in Christianity and its growth within the country.  It is a practice littered with wedding customs and traditions, and much like the rest of the world, there are both many endearing and bizarre facets of UK wedding traditions. Some have been long lost in the annals of British history, but many still remain, previously practiced to ward of evil spirits, ensure fertility or happiness in the marriage, now more out of cultural custom. Here are ...

Korean wedding traditions

In Korea, the marriage between a man and woman represents the joining of two families, rather than the joining of two individuals. As such, the event was often called Taerye (Great Ritual), and people from all over participated. Steeped in traditional Confucian values, the ceremonies and events surrounding the actual marriage were long and elaborate, from the pairing of the co ...

Welsh Wedding Traditions - Marriage By Capture

Arising from the region of Cardiganshire is a pleasantly quaint Welsh wedding tradition. How many families actual continue this practice is unknown, probably very few, but if you want a good ol’ traditional Cymru wedding you should step up and restart this fantastic custom. One might not put this Welsh wedding tradition quite as bluntly as some, but it essentially cumulates in the kidnapping of the bride by her own family. Fortunately for the sake of the bride’s well being, and in ...

UK Wedding Receptions

UK Wedding receptions are quite well-to-do and reserved fares, though it obviously depends on the family. In general the reception will be a chance to invite all those who might not have fitted in the church, plus those that did, during which there will be a series of speeches and thanks to be made. The cake is generally a large one with several layers, which is cut by the couple together before being shared out amongst the guests. File under “eccentric and hilarious UK wedding traditions& ...

Singaporean Muslim and Chinese wedding traditions

Singaporean Chinese wedding traditionsThe traditional wedding in Singapore offers a glimpse of the multi-cultural society. The modern customs and rules might have left their mark in every part of the social life but people still believe in maintaining the traditional laws while conducting wedding ceremonies. As the population of Singapore is mostly Buddhists ...

UK Wedding Traditions - UK Honeymoons

After they leave the church to a burst of confetti and cheers (see  UK Wedding Superstitions for details), the couple will depart in their special wedding car, the back of which guests will often have tied empty cans and possibly written ‘just married’ somewhere. This tradition, rather illogically, arose from the UK wedding tradition of tying old boots to the car/cart, as in some marriages the wife was deemed to be the dominant character. Rather than the bride’s father giv ...

Chinese Wedding Food

After the ceremony is complete, the reception in Chinese wedding traditions is generally in the format of a large banquet. Chinese wedding tradition dictates these are huge fares with often over ten courses to gobble down in the festivities. Within the ten courses you’ll find delicacies such as roasted pig, shark’s fin soup and bird’s nest soup amongst many other Chinese wedding food delights. Don’t worry though, Chinese wedding tradition also means there’ll be a va ...

New Zealand Weddings Traditions tips for a cool Kiwi reception

Weddings Traditions new zealand, kiwi wedding, weddings in new zealand, kiwi wifeChurch weddings are the most traditional marriage celebrations in New Zealand. The bride wears a white wedding gown and is attended by bridesmaids. The groom wears a gray or black suit with a white shirt and tie, and he is supported by a best man and groomsmen. According to custom, the groom should not ...

Chinese Wedding Traditions - The Three Letters

Chinese Wedding Traditions – The Three Letters As mentioned previously, Chinese wedding tradition dictates that the marriage is initiated and finalised by the “Three Letters”. These are: •    Request letter – from the groom’s family to the family of the bride, formal requesting permission to marry •    Gift letter – sent with the gifts to the bride’s family before the wedding •    Wedding le ...

8 Wedding Superstitions and Traditions

Thousands of women plan their wedding down to a T, with every single detail addressed to perfection. So much so, they go to extreme lengths to avoid those superstitions to ensure absolutely nothing spoils their special day, and quite rightly too. When it comes to weddings everyone is allowed to be a little superstitious so for the very superstitious out there, here are eight top wedding traditions and superstitions you might want to avoid…1. The most common traditional superstition is the ...

Nigeria wedding dresses and traditions

Today the old traditional weddings are changing and are becoming more like the Western-style church weddings. This has more or less become norm in Nigeria today. Eventhough you are born and raised in Nigeria it is still likely to have a Western-style wedding when you are getting married. And the wedding is usually with a church ceremony with a white bride and a reception after the ceremony. The reason behind this can be the Nigerian Church and the missionaries who influenced the Church and the ...

Alternative Wedding Traditions from Around the World

We all know the traditional white wedding; the cake, the crying mother, the flurry of confetti as couples leave for a romantic getaway. Yet, there are many wedding traditions from around the world which may surprise and intrigue the most seasoned of wedding-goers. Here are some wedding traditions to humble, inspire and fascinate. Samburu TribeMany African wedding traditions are male dominated. Men will often barter a price with the father of his wife-to-be with cattle and sellable goods. For ...

Australian Weddings Traditions tips for a cool Aussie reception

Australia has many wedding traditions which have been developed and followed by many generations. Weddings have ‘rigidified and codified not just (the) marriage ritual, but notions of masculinity and femininity as well’. The traditions which are known and loved in the western world are all present here - the wedding cake, the exchange of rings and the reception with friends and family. Australian weddings will often bring together extended family members, and a couple's marriage w ...

Greek Wedding Traditions - Greek Wedding Ceremony

In a Greek Orthodox Wedding, the main wedding tradition of the country, the ceremony takes two parts - the service of betrothal and the ceremony of the sacrament of marriage. The betrothal service involves the final blessing of the wedding rings before the sacrament ceremony begins to cement the union. The Greek wedding dress is usually the standard white style used in European countries today, but in keeping with ancient Greek wedding traditions, the bride might wear a veil of red or yellow ...

How to find good wedding magazines for planning

Whenever wee need some help or consultation the best sources of getting them are relevant books and magazines. When it is about seeking guidelines about wedding planning, we usually do not find relevant books on the topic, however there are a number of magazines that can guide us well in this regard. The wedding magazines not only provide you with useful suggestions, they are entertaining as well. Regardless of the fact that whether you are planning for some wedding or not, you can get suggestio ...

Before the Chinese Wedding Day and ceremony

Chinese wedding tradition dictates that before her wedding day, the bride will go into isolation with just her closest friends as company. The groom’s family will generally bring the bride several gifts in red baskets before the big day, some of which can actually be returned in by the bride’s family a few days later in a separate bearing of gifts; these baskets will contain various possessions of the bride to ensure she has all her chattels before moving in with her new husband. Th ...

Original gifts for your best friends wedding

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Wedding superstitions from wedding cake to tossing the bouquet

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most important and special days of your entire life. Generally, weddings are highly anticipated and planned months or even years in advance. Much care is taken to ensure that every single detail is just right. From the decorations and flowers, to the music, wedding vows, food and cake - every bride wants everything to be perfect. There are many time-honored traditions that are generally observed (or at least considered) in the wedding planning process. S ...

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