Your wedding is quickly approaching and you’re looking to do something unique. Not pink dress unique. Like something really unique. Something that no one will be expecting. If this sounds like you, then we suggest that you check out Wedding Party’s super awesome list of unique wedding traditions from around the world.
Trust us, there’s something for everyone. And, maybe you can find a way to incorporate one of these wedding traditions into your own wedding. Or maybe, just maybe, all of them! You never know. We have everything from rice throwing to plate smashing.
Take a look at some of our favorite wedding traditions from around the world below:
1. ARGENTINA: RICE THROWING
Argentina’s ceremonial throwing of rice at the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony is considered to be an act of good luck and prosperity. Just be sure to check with your wedding venue first. And, as a precaution, make sure it’s okay for the birds. If you’re not comfortable with rice, try confetti! Or sprinkles!
2. BRAZIL: WEDDING DRESS HEM
In Brazil, it is customary to write the names of single friends inside the hem of the bride’s wedding dress to help them find a partner.
3. GERMANY: ‘KIDNAPPING’ THE BRIDE
Friends of the groom temporarily “kidnap” the bride away and take her to a bar. Then, when the groom finally finds his bride, he has to pay the bill.
4. GREECE: SMASHING PLATES
At Greek weddings, it’s common to smash plates on the floor during the reception for good luck. Opa!
5. INDIA: HENNA
In India, it is customary for the bride to decorate her hands with henna.
So what do you think brides and grooms? Which wedding traditions are your favorites? Will you be incorporating any into your own wedding day plans? Like, comment and share and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for even more wedding updates. Happy planning!