• Brett Wasserman

Wedding Traditions: Cross-Cultural, Above and Beyond Creative Customs.

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

What's the most awesome in which you participated or witnessed.

I have a few...


There are many unique ways to celebrate your day, to make it "out of the ordinary" for yourselves and your guests and family. Ideas like these create memorable moments that will last as longer than the photograph itself.


Tradition... TRADITION!

My Favorite tradition occurred after a Russian Orthodox wedding ceremony. The groom exited the church with his new wife to find his car blocked in by the vehicles from every guest who attended the ceremony. His only way of breaking free from the mess was to give each driver a bottle of vodka. Boy did I park in the wrong spot. Arriving early doesn't always work out. Oh well...

The 10 most "bizarre" ceremony traditions are (thank you Google!). Drum roll please............


  1. FRANCE - Banging (on pots and pans lol) the first wedding night. This tradition is entitled "Charivari. I guess Charivari is'nt dead! Sorry about that one...

  2. MAURITANIA (I'll have to figure out where that is and get back to you), brides work to get as chubby as possible. Make sure to avoid our #fitness directory!

  3. KOREA - Beating the groom with a dead fish and bamboo sticks the night of the marriage in preparation for the evening. I've got some ideas but I am leaving this one alone.

  4. SCOTLAND - Family and friends pour nasty black goop all over the couple, then tie them to a tree as future preparation for often tough times of marriage. Teaches them they can get through anything. Hopefully they do it after the party, yeah they must do it after.

  5. CHINA - Brides join their female relatives and they cry every day for 1 hour for a whole month. This is to welcome the new marriage. Not touching this one either, I'm too melancholy after writing this particular portion. Give me a minute, OK. AFK...

  6. OK, I'm back. Thanks for that. I'm not including number 6. Trust me, you won't like it. You guys will have to contact me for this one. If you guess correctly, I will mail you a cookie. But NO GOOGLING! HA! YOU'RE GOOGLING! CHEATER! Anyway, there are positive things ahead...NUMBER 7! (see below)

  7. BORNEO - Bride and groom confined to a room for 3 days and 3 nights where they must remain WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM! Not sure what that prepares them for, what's your best guess?

  8. FIJI - When male asks his gal's father for his daughter's hand in marriage, he must provide him with a whale tooth. What do you think about that one?

  9. SUDAN - Look that one up yourself. This one makes me sad.

  10. AND, DRUM ROLL PLEASE (yeah, I know there was already a drum roll, feel free to grab some earplugs if it's become too much. Anyway... MAASAI - The father of the bride has to spit on his daughter for good luck after the day's festivities. Hopefully there is a shower prior to the evening's festivities.

IS THERE A TRADITION YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH, THAT IS NOT LISTED HERE? WE'D ALL LOVE TO READ WHAT YOU HAVE TO SHARE. THIS IS SOME CRAZY STUFF THOUGH, LET'S KEEP IT AT LEAST PG 13...


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