ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Wedding Traditions around the World

Updated on July 9, 2013

Wedding Traditions

Culture varies in different another. Each nation has a unique vibrant culture; and it may hold some wedding traditions. Some traditions incorporated with wedding are extraordinary. Each tradition may hold a sentimental value, a certain kind of special symbolism or a superstitious belief. Let's have a tour and take a closer look at some of them.

The bride's gown

the typical color of the bride's wedding attire is white, but some countries beg to differ. Red is a popular color in China, that it even penetrates the country's wedding tradition, as brides will prefer to wear a red gown as for them it symbolizes joy. However, little by little, China is breaking free from this tradition and is starting to engage with white gowns. On the Western, Mexican brides are known to wear Flamenco-style dress with shunning colors and fluffy ruffles at its helm. On the other hand, the Irish people can wear anything but green, for it is considered a bad omen for them.

The Wedding Bread

baking it is a popular practice in the island of Crete. This is very symbolic because its aroma represents the sweetness that will arise in the marriage and the love that will be in full bloom as the bride and the groom share their affection. This is a special bread baked with different shapes of lemon and orange peels, rum-flavored and spiced dough-stars, leaves, roses, etc.

Apple Kiss

this is a peculiar tradition practiced in China. It’s a funny practice that put the guests into the extreme state of laughter and joy. First, the relatives and friends will be asked to bite on any part of the apple, and then it will be the bride’s and groom’s turn. They will be positioning themselves to bite the apple but before their teeth push a grind on the fruit, it will be hoisted out upon the pulling of the string touching it, causing the lips of the couples to meet.

Gold coins

- these are involved in one of the wedding customaries in Mexico. The groom will present his bride with thirteen arras or gold coins. This symbolizes that the man will grant her lady the utmost trust; as from this day on he will be placing his wealth into the capable hands of his partner. The bride's acceptance of the coins is a sign that she is willing to take on the responsibility of being a good caretaker of his wealth. Wonder why it's 13? It signifies Jesus Christ with his 12 disciples

Image: Mackburry

Shattering fragile things

it may sound violent, but for the Italians, Germans and Danes, it is not.

Italy- it is part of the wedding customary to shatter a vase at the end of the ceremony. The greater the number of pieces it got broke into, the better, for it solely signifies the number of years the couple will share the love that bind their two hearts into one. The more finely the vase got torn, the longer the marriage would last.

Germany - it is part of the wedding tradition to break several dishes prior to the wedding ceremony. Right after the said "ritual," the couple will have to clean up the mess they have created. This tradition is said to wish the couple the best of luck and prepare them for their lives together.

Denmark- the couple will shatter a beer mug at the end of the wedding ceremony. All the maidens present in the occasion is expected to gather the broken pieces of the mug. The one who got the most pieces will be married next.

Comments - I love to hear From You

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)