Wedding Traditions Around the World

From the customary father-daughter dance to wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, weddings are filled with tradition.¬†Whether the tradition is a long-standing family ritual or merely for a little good luck, it’s comforting to know that you are carrying on something of familial or cultural significance.

Some wedding traditions, like throwing the bouquet, even date back centuries! Did you know that throwing the bouquet originated in 14th century England as an alternative to guests ripping off pieces of a bride’s wedding dress for good luck? We’ve come a long way since then, but around the world people still celebrate countless fun and quirky wedding traditions! To explore how newlyweds (and their family and friends) celebrate their special day, FTD created this visual of fourteen different wedding rituals around the world.

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1 Comment

  • Sara says:

    Didn’t the garter tradition come from the groom “proving” to others that his new wife was a virgin on their wedding night?

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