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Global Wedding Inspirations

Global Wedding Inspirations

One of the ways of ensuring that your wedding will be remembered for a long time to come by your guests is to have a unique bridal ceremony with alluring décor and personalize to fit your inclination and approach. Different cultures around the world have different ways of celebrating their weddings, and some of the global wedding inspirations are such as;

  • Asian wedding inspirations. For Asian weddings, communication is usually very crucial as you are supposed to include your family in deliberations to avoid any misconceptions. In Asia, the majority of places of worship that hold bridal celebrations such as temples, churches, and synagogues usually have their very own decrees which you have to find out before the wedding. In Chinese weddings, the gown is usually red in color as this shade in Chinese culture portends love, joy, luck, and prosperity. The gown is the covered with golden tapestries of dragons, chrysanthemums, phoenixes, and peonies. In Japanese culture, most brides still opt to get married in the classic pure white kimono that epitomizes innocence and purity. In Korea, the couple usually seeks the services of a fortune teller to look into their future in their pre-wedding ceremony. It is the fortune teller who decides if the wedding will take place or not depending on what he/she will ‘see' in the couple's future. In India, wedding traditions differ across religion, ethnicity, region, and language. Hindu brides wear a gold and red or intensely colored lehenga garb adorned with lavish jewelry. Muslim brides, on the other hand, wear a golden lehenga dotted with rubies, emeralds and other flashy colored stones. South Indian brides wear dazzling Kanjeevaram saris.
  • African wedding inspirations. In most African cultures it is customary for the couple to have a traditional wedding and a pre-wedding service. It is during the traditional ceremony where the rich African culture is laid out perfectly where the several gifts are presented to the family of the bride by the groom's family. Examples of things given are such as yams, fruits, African fabrics, and wines. During the bridal ceremony, the bride wears a gown that is made of African prints and laces while the groom wears a bubba that matches the color of the brides print.
  • European wedding inspirations. In Spain, traditions start before the wedding where the groom grants his bride thirteen silver coins to symbolize their engagement and this coins form part of the bride's trousseau on the wedding day. In the United Kingdom, the wedding cake is cut by both the groom and the bride together as a sign of good luck while in French weddings, sugar-coated almonds are a must have as they symbolize fertility and everlasting love. In Denmark, the groom makes holes in his socks during the wedding ceremony as an assurance of fidelity to his wife to be.