The bride and groom have to spend the first three days without stepping out in their rooms. This prevents them using the bathroom which the Indonesian people believe that the custom strengthens the bond between the newly married couple.
When reading their wedding wows a lasso made out of rosary beads and flowers is draped around their shoulders in the shape of a figure eight. It represent the union of the couple and forever.
The people from the local Masai tribe follow a strange tradition. The father of the bride spit on the bride on her wedding day. This does not mean any insult but good luck.
Anyone who is willing to dance with the bride must pay. It is common that bride dance with her guests during the ceremony. In this case the dancing partner has to pin money on her dress, to help with her wedding and honeymoon expenses.
When a man is asking her future wife’s hand, he must offer a whale’s tooth to the father. This tradition is more common among the rural areas.
The bride’s hands and feet is covered in henna tattoos. Indian weddings takes more than a day to celebrate. Specially this custom takes several hours to finish therefore the Indians have a separate functions called “Mehendi Function”.
Brides in Tujia tribe in China start crying a month before the ceremony. She cries for one hour everyday. After ten days her mother joins in. After the 20th day the grandmother joins in and at the end of the month all the ladies in the family join in and cry.
After getting marries the couple is given a log and a saw. They have to saw the log into half. The people believe that the couple can face the obstacles in life as a team once they succeed in this.
We are familiar with the tradition of catching the bouquet. In Peruvian weddings the cake is assembled with ribbons attached to charms. One of them is a fake ring. During the reception all the single ladies gather around and pull the ribbons. And people believe that the lady who gets the ribbon with the ring will be married next.