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Weddings of the World

Getting Married in Other Countries

By Timothy A RowlandPublished 2 years ago 5 min read
Weddings of the World
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Everybody loves a wedding. Well, okay... most people love a wedding at least. Have you ever stopped to think about how weddings and wedding ceremonies may be different when compared to the country you live in? Well, let's explore that with some quick facts about weddings around the world.

Weddings In Britain

A British wedding is traditionally a three-day affair starting with the Hens Night, followed by the wedding day itself and then ending with a recovery breakfast the morning after.

The bride usually wears a white dress and veil and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a morning suit with tails and a top hat. The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with champagne, canapés and cake.

Weddings In America

An American wedding often takes place over just one day but can sometimes last two days if there is a rehearsal dinner the night before. The bride usually wears a white dress but it is not uncommon to see colored dresses too. Bridesmaids often wear matching dresses and the groom and his groomsmen will usually wear suits.

The ceremony itself is often much shorter than in other countries and is followed by a reception with food, drink and dancing. The couple will exchange rings during the ceremony but may also exchange gifts too.

Weddings In Australia

An Australian wedding can take place over one or two days depending on the couple's preference. The bride usually wears a white dress but it is not uncommon to see colored dresses too. Bridesmaids often wear matching dresses and the groom and his groomsmen will usually wear suits.

The ceremony itself is often much shorter than in other countries and is followed by a reception with food, drink and dancing. The couple will exchange rings during the ceremony but may also exchange gifts too.

Weddings In India

An Indian wedding can last anywhere from three days to an entire week and often involves a number of ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a red or orange sari and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a sherwani, which is a traditional Indian garment.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Weddings In Japan

A Japanese wedding can last anywhere from one day to several weeks and often involves a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a white kimono and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a black kimono.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Weddings In Africa

African weddings can vary greatly depending on the country and culture but they often involve a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a brightly colored dress and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will often wear traditional clothing.

The couple may exchange rings during the ceremony but it is not uncommon for them to exchange other gifts too. The reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing.

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Weddings in New Zealand

New Zealand weddings are often similar to British weddings in that they involve a three-day affair starting with the Hens Night, followed by the wedding day itself and then ending with a recovery breakfast the morning after.

The bride usually wears a white dress and veil and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a morning suit with tails and a top hat. The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with champagne, canapés and cake.

Weddings in Greece

A Greek wedding often lasts several days and involves a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a white dress and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in similar colors. The groom will wear a traditional Greek garment called a fustanella.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony but may also exchange other gifts too. The reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Weddings in France

French weddings often take place over two days and involve a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a white dress and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a suit.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Weddings in China

Chinese weddings often take place over several days and involve a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a red dress and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a traditional Chinese garment.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony but may also exchange other gifts too. The reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Wedding in Brazil

Brazilian weddings often take place over several days and involve a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a white dress and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a suit.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony and the reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Weddings in Korea

Korean weddings often take place over several days and involve a number of traditional ceremonies and celebrations. The bride usually wears a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, and is attended by bridesmaids dressed in matching colors. The groom will wear a hanbok or a suit.

The couple exchange rings during the ceremony but may also exchange other gifts too. The reception usually follows with food, drink and dancing. Gifts are often exchanged between the families of the bride and groom as well as between the couple themselves.

Conclusion

So, there you have it, a quick overview of weddings in different countries around the world. Whether you are planning your own wedding or just curious about how others do it, we hope you found this article interesting and informative. Thanks for reading!

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About the Creator

Timothy A Rowland

I’m an every day human Xennial from the United States. I have many interest. I just want to improve your life and maybe entertain you. Available for editing and LeadsLeap projects at: https://www.fiverr.com/greyhatcompany

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  • Jake Beer3 months ago

    I'm also preparing for an upcoming wedding. I met my fiancee on the dating site https://www.dating.com/ just half a year ago, but we realize that it is true love. I never thought I would find my bride online, but miracles do happen. Everyone who has not yet found their soul mate I advise you to try this option. On this site you have the opportunity to set search filters and customize your profile according to personal preferences. Good luck to everyone in search of love!

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