This Is What Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Like Around The World

May 23, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting

Bride In Gora Region Between Kosovo And Macedonia

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 neighbour’s house of her husband-to-be.

Bride In Gora Region Between Kosovo And Macedonia

 

Indian Wedding

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.

Indian Wedding

 

Nigerian Bride

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.

Nigerian Bride

 

Hutsuls Wedding In Ukrainian Carpathians

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.

Hutsuls Wedding In Ukrainian Carpathians

Traditional Wedding In Ghana

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.

Traditional Wedding In Ghana

Kazakhstani Bride

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.

Kazakhstani Bride

Japanese Wedding

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.

Japanese Wedding

Mongolian Bride

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.

Mongolian Bride

Scottish Wedding

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.

Scottish Wedding

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.

Romanian Bride From Oas Region

Chinese Wedding

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

Chinese Wedding

Yakan Bride

The Yakan are an ethno-linguistic group that mostly inhabit the island of Basilan in the Philippines. Traditional weddings usually consist of two ceremonies, an Islamic one and an older, pre-Islamic ritual. The weddings are arranged by the parents and both the bride and groom wear face paint for the ceremony.

Yakan Bride

 

Traditional Wedding Costumes And Bridal Crown From Norway

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

Traditional Wedding Costumes And Bridal Crown From Norway

 

Indonesian Wedding

Indonesia has over 17,000 islands and so weddings here vary greatly depending on where people live and which of the 300+ ethnic groups they belong to.

Indonesian Wedding

 

Matyo Bride From Hungary

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.

Matyo Bride From Hungary

 

Peruvian Bride In Sacred Valley Near Cuzco, Peru

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.

Traditional Peruvian Bride In Sacred Valley Near Cuzco, Peru

 

Traditional Wedding Costumes In Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Russia has over 185 different ethnic groups, and many of these have their own separate wedding traditions. However, many Russian weddings last for at least two days and some go on for as long as a week.

Traditional Wedding Costumes In Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Korean Traditional Royal Wedding Costumes

The Korean national costume is called the Hanbok, and a variation of this can be worn at traditional weddings. According to ancient tradition in, the groom should carry his wife around the table on his back. This is so the bride knows that her husband is reliable.

Korean Traditional Royal Wedding Costumes

 

Hamar Woman In Traditional Dress

The Hamar people come from Ethiopia. Unmarried women wear large collars made of red, green, and black coloured beads, and married women wear two distinct metals collars. First wives also wear a leather band with a large visible disk attached.

Hamar Woman In Traditional Dress

 

Malay Wedding

Most weddings in Malaysia are held according to the Muslim tradition. Brides often wear wedding dresses that include colors such as purple, violet, and cream.

Malay Wedding

 

Balinese Wedding, Indonesia

Traditional Balinese wedding clothes are often vivid and richly decorated. The bride and the groom often wear crowns of gold on their heads during the ceremony.

Balinese Wedding, Indonesia

 

 

Weddings In Jakarta, Indonesia

As in other parts of Indonesia, traditional wedding attire in Jakarta includes plenty of gold, intricate patterns, striking colors and ornate head wear.

Weddings In Jakarta, Indonesia

 

 

Uzbek Bride Wearing Traditional Clothes

In traditional Uzbek weddings (Nikokh-Tui), the bride wears a colorful outfit hand embroidered with intricate patterns. The wedding ceremony plays an essential role in Uzbek life.

Uzbek Bride Wearing Traditional Clothes

 

Turkmen Bride

In Turkmenistan, the traditional wedding ceremony sees the bride dressed up in a red dress made from silk homemade fabric studded with silver or gilded pendants.

Turkmen Bride

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