These 19 Wedding Outfits From Different Countries Will Leave You Bedazzled!

Weddings are one of the most important events in our lives. For many people and across many cultures around the world, their lives are centered around their weddings. And special or not, weddings are always celebrated with much fanfare, as it is one of life’s most memorable events.

With different cultures come different thoughts, different practices, different traditions. And an important part of tradition is attire. And what best to sneak a glance at the attire of different cultures over the world than in their weddings?

Here are some of the world’s most diverse cultures and their wedding outfits.

1. Japan

At Japanese weddings, brides often wear two or more dresses throughout the ceremony — white and red.

 

2. Ghana

Ghanaian traditional weddings are very colorful. Their national cloth designs vary with different colors and patterns. Each family has its own cloth pattern.

 

3. Romania

Today, the vast majority of young Romanians prefer weddings with a modern style. However, traditional ceremonies can still be seen in more remote areas. Though Romania is not big, each of its regions has its own wedding costumes.

 

4. The Sami, Northern Europe

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The Sami are the indigenous people living in Lapland. Their traditional dresses can tell you a lot about their owners. For example, square buttons mean that the person is married, while single people wear belts with round buttons.

 

5. Sri Lanka

The bride often becomes the center of attention on her wedding day. However, if you find yourself at a traditional Sri Lankan wedding, you most likely won’t be able to take your eyes off the groom.

 

6. India

Red or pink wedding dresses are the traditional garment of choice for brides in the Indian culture. In the northern regions, married women traditionally wear a red dot on the center of their forehead.

 

7. Scotland

In Scotland, the groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan. After the wedding ceremony, the groom puts a shawl embellished with his clan’s colors around his bride’s shoulders to symbolize her membership in her new family.

 

8. Pakistan

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Although Pakistan is an Islamic nation, its traditions have a lot in common with Indian customs. Drawing intricate henna patterns on the bride’s hands and wearing a red wedding dress are the most popular of them.

 

9. Ethiopia

This may surprise you, but Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. The majority of Ethiopian people belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. That is why the wedding ceremony here resembles that of Greeks or Russians.

 

10. Indonesia

Aessan Gede dan Aesan Paksangko Pakaian adat Sumatra Selatan sangat terkenal dengan sebutan Aesan gede yang melambangkan kebesaran, dan pakaian Aesan paksangko yang melambangkan keanggunan masyarakat Sumatera Selatan. Pakaian adat ini biasanya hanya digunakan saat upacara adat perkawinan. Dengan pemahaman bahwa upacara perkawinan ini merupakan upacara besar. Maka dengan menggunakan Aesan Gede atau Aesan Paksangko sebagai kostum pengantin memiliki makna sesuatu yang sangat anggun, karena kedua pengantin bagaikan raja dan ratu. Pembeda antara corak Aesan Gede dan Aesan Paksongko, jika dirinci sebagai berikut; gaya Aesan Gede berwarna merah jambu dipadu dengan warna keemasan. Kedua warna tersebut diyakini sebagai cerminan keagungan para bangsawan Sriwijaya. Apalagi dengan gemerlap perhiasan pelengkap serta mahkota Aesan Gede, bungo cempako, kembang goyang, dan kelapo standan. Lalu dipadukan dengan baju dodot serta kain songket lepus bermotif napan perak. Pada Aesan Paksangkong. Bagi laki-laki menggunakan songket lepus bersulam emas, jubah motif tabor bunga emas, selempang songket, seluar, serta songkok emeas menghias kepala. Dan bagi perempuan menggunakan teratai penutup dada, baju kurung warna merah ningrat bertabur bunga bintang keemasan, kain songket lepus bersulam emas, serta hiasan kepala berupa mahkota Aesan Paksangkong. Tak ketinggalan pula pernak-pernik penghias baju seperti perhiasan bercitrakan keemasan, kelapo standan, kembang goyang, serta kembang kenango. #paradesignphotography #jakartaphotography #weddingphotography #jakartawedding #vendorwedding #tradisional #java #wedding #solo #adat #instaphoto #instanusantara #indonesia #geonusantara #traditionalweddingphotography #adatpalembang Photo by: @paradesignphotography In frame: Wendrata+Desy

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Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island. With more than 300 ethnic groups and 6 major religions, this relatively small country is a crossroad of various cultures and civilizations.

 

11. Georgia

At a traditional Georgian wedding, the groom usually wears the Circassian coat and attaches a sword to his belt. The brides often choose a white wedding dress with national motifs.

 

12. China

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Traditional wedding dresses in China are red. In this country, the colour white symbolizes the time of mourning and funerals. After the marriage, the groom removes the red veil from the bride’s head.

 

13. Hawaii

In traditional Hawaiian weddings, the groom wears all white. Almost everyone who gets married here includes the flower garlands as a part of the wedding ceremony. And the brides often adorn their hair with fresh flowers.

 

14. Malaysia

In Malaysia, most wedding ceremonies are held according to Islamic tradition. The brides often choose a wedding dress with shades of purple, violet, or cream.

 

15. Yemenite Jews

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Most Jewish communities have no special wedding garments. But Yemenite Jews are the exception to this rule. Girls here usually get married dressed in special outfits, which are inherited from their ancestors.

 

16. South Korea

Traditional weddings are becoming more and more popular in South Korea. According to the ancient tradition, the groom should carry his wife around the table on his back. This symbolizes that the bride can rely on her husband.

 

17. Norway

In Norway, it is common to wear bunad, a traditional Norwegian costume, for special occasions like weddings and christening parties.

 

18. Bali

Balinese weddings will definitely amaze you with their richness and magnificence. Traditional wedding clothing involves lots of intricate details. Moreover, during the ceremony both groom and bride usually wear crowns of gold on their heads.

 

19. Nigeria

Nigerian brides often choose bright wedding clothes and wear Gele, a Nigerian head tie. However, the grooms here look no less elegant than the women.

These different and diverse styles of clothing offers a peek into the cultures of the world, and their wedding practices!


H/t: BrightSide