Traditional wedding dresses around the world

Traditional wedding dresses around the world

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The white dress became fashionable and became an integral symbol of the wedding ceremony only in the XIX century thanks to Queen Victoria. She became the first woman to wear a white dress for her wedding. Until this momentous moment, women chose an outfit that corresponded to the fashion of that era. 

Traditional wedding dresses around the world

Nowadays, it is rare to see a bride in something not white. However, among some peoples, especially in Asia and Africa, young people prefer a national wedding costume. 

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In Japan, the bride often wears two or more dresses — white and red colors-throughout the ceremony.

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Traditional Ghanaian weddings are very bright and colorful. The national wedding dress comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Each family has its own pattern.

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Today, most Romanian newlyweds prefer to marry in modern-style clothes. However, traditional ceremonies are still held in remote parts of the country. Each region has its own wedding dress. 

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The bride is usually the center of attention at the wedding. However, if you find yourself at a traditional wedding in Sri Lanka, you will not be able to take your eyes off the groom.

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In Indian culture, brides traditionally wear a red or pink wedding dress. In the northern regions, a married woman wears a bindi (red dot) on her forehead.

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In Scotland, the groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan. After the ceremony, he throws a handkerchief with the flowers of his clan on the shoulders of the young wife to mark her entry into a new family.

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Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. Most Ethiopians belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. That is why their weddings are very similar to Greek and Russian ones.

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Indonesian weddings vary depending on the island. This small country has more than 300 ethnic groups and six religions, so it is literally permeated with diverse cultural traditions.

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At a traditional Hawaiian wedding, the groom is dressed in all white. Also, no wedding is complete without flower garlands. Brides often decorate their hair with fresh flowers. 

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Most of the wedding ceremonies are held according to Muslim traditions. Brides choose dresses in purple, purple or cream colors. 

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Traditional weddings are gaining popularity again in the country. According to an ancient tradition, the groom should carry the bride around the table on his back. This means that a young wife can rely on her husband. 

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A Balinese wedding will impress anyone with its luxury and splendor. A traditional wedding dress includes many complex details. And during the ceremony, the bride and groom wear golden crowns. 

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