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Persian Wedding Traditions and Customs

There are two stages to a Persian marriage. Most often both take place on the same day, but occasionally there could be some time between the two. The first is called “Aghd”, the legal process of getting married, when both the bride and bridegroom and their guardians sign a marriage contract. The second stage is [...]

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Germany wedding customs and traditions

Germany the legal age for marriage is 16 years old, and equality between men and women. But one: If the age of 18 must have parental consent before they can marry. If parents do not agree, you cannot get married. After 18 years of age with citizenship, their right to decide, without sign of parental [...]

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Are modern wedding traditions meaningful?

December brings with it festivities of all kinds and ‘tis the perfect season to be wed! But some wedding customs and traditions prove to be outdated. Celebrating a new and lasting union involves romantic yet equally strange wedding traditions, some of which you might want to forego! Here are some mainstream customs involved with getting [...]

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Tips For Future Brides In New York: Wedding Traditions Worldwide

You are young, beautiful, and smart and… you dream about the day when you will be a bride. You imagine the traditions, the ritual and all the rest according to your native place, New York, but how would you feel if you had to change these traditions. Let’s say that you might fall in love [...]

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A Sampling of Wedding Traditions from Different Faiths

From every religious perspective, the joining of a couple in matrimony is the celebration of a new and cherished stage in their lives — one that focuses on both the joys and responsibilities of building a life together. However, there are many wedding customs particular to each religious tradition that have endured over generations and [...]

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Wedding Traditions in Indonesia

The traditional weddings you’ll find in Indonesia are often huge, generally with more than 1,000 guests in attendance. The bride usually arrives first and the groom, arriving second, usually receives the greater amount of fanfare. Before the reception itself can begin the bride and groom must greet each guest individually as they pass by in [...]

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Wedding Traditions in Japan

While those in the west tend to lean towards the traditional white wedding gown, women in Japan lean towards beautifully colored silk kimonos instead. They are often embroidered with purple iris flowers because in Japan the color purple represents love. The wedding ceremony itself is traditionally either Shinto or Buddhist. During a Shinto ceremony the [...]

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Beautiful Asian Wedding Traditions

We already know that each Asian country has its own set of incredibly diverse social customs and traditions. These traditions stem not only throughout their daily lives but to special events as well. One of the most important, of course, is the union of two individuals in marriage. Wedding customs in Asian countries are distinct [...]

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African Wedding Traditions A Continental Buffet of Culture

African wedding traditions go back for many centuries and even though some westernization has crept in to certain segments of African society, a lot of these traditional African weddings are still carried out today. If people do not go back to their villages to perform the traditional wedding rites and customs, they will still replicate [...]

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Five Wedding Traditions for Cultural I Do’s

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we shared seven time-honored traditions from cultures around the world. From jumping the broom to being crowned as a couple, I think we all learned something new! But the unique customs from around the globe do not stop there! Read on to learn five more wonderful wedding traditions: IRELAND- Emerald Isle: [...]

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