14 Traditional Wedding Outfits From Around The World

Here is a list of 14 couples dressed in hundreds, if not thousands, of years of traditions. As fewer and fewer people opt for traditional weddings, it’s become a rather weird notion, how following traditions actually makes you unique.

1. Romanian Bride From Oas Region

Weddings in Oas are an important event in the north-west part of Transylvania. The wedding is organized by the parents as well as the bride-and-groom-to-be and various different rituals are involved including the preparation of the dowry and the costumes, choosing the godparents, and preparing the wedding flag.

2. Hutsuls Wedding In Ukrainian Carpathians

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The Hutsuls are an ethno-cultural group of Ukrainians who have lived for centuries in the Carpathian mountains. The traditional wedding clothes are very colorful and the weddings themselves are very lively and full of dancing, games and jokes.

3. Traditional Wedding Costumes And Bridal Crown From Norway

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In Norway, the traditional wedding costume is called a Bunad. It can also be worn for other occasions such as christening parties.

4. Mongolian Bride

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In a traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony, the bride and the groom each wear what’s known as a Deel. A Deel is a form of patterned clothing that’s been worn for centuries by Mongols and other nomadic tribes in Central Asia.

5. Indian Wedding

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In Indian culture, pink or red wedding dresses are often the garment of choice for brides. Married woman in the north of the country can often be identified by a red dot in the middle of their forehead.

6. Nigerian Bride

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Nigeria is a big country with around 250 ethnic groups and over 500 languages. Wedding ceremonies therefore change according to region, religion and ethnic background. However, Nigerian brides often wear brightly colored wedding clothes. They also often wear a Nigerian head tie called a Gele.

7. Japanese Wedding

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For a traditional Japanese wedding, the bride often wears a pure white kimono for the formal ceremony, which symbolizes purity and maidenhood. After the ceremony the bride may then change into a red kimono to symbolize good luck.

8. Traditional Peruvian Bride In Sacred Valley Near Cuzco, Peru

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Traditional Andean wedding outfits are often bright and include woven cloaks and hats adorned with tassels and reflective material. A special skirt and poncho is made for the bride and groom’s wedding day.

9. Scottish Wedding

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Men in Scotland traditionally wear the kilt of his clan for his wedding. After the ceremony, the bride wears a shawl emblazoned with her new husband’s clan colors to signify her transition into his family.

10. Traditional Wedding In Ghana

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Traditional weddings in Ghana are often very colorful, and each family has its own cloth pattern that features on the bride and groom’s wedding outfits.

11. Matyo Bride From Hungary

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In traditional Hungarian weddings, a brides attire usually includes an embroidered dress with floral patterns and three bright colors. She often wears many underskirts as well as an elaborate head-dress with wheat woven into it.

12. Bride In Gora Region Between Kosovo And Macedonia

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The Gorani people are Muslims by faith, but their traditions and customs contain various pagan elements. The bride is carried on a white horse covered with a scarf and a specially decorated umbrella during wedding festivities, and she accompanies her family to the neighbor’s house of her husband-to-be.

13. Chinese Wedding

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In China the color red is considered to symbolize good luck. The color is also believed to keep away evil spirits. It’s therefore no surprise that traditional Chinese wedding outfits almost always feature the color red.

14. Kazakhstani Bride

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In a traditional Kazakh wedding, brides typically wear a headdress known as a “Saukele” as well as a facial veil. The Saukele is usually prepared long before the girls reach the age of marriage.

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