Wednesday, 7 December 2016

13 Bizarre Marriage Rituals From Around The World That'll Make You Say WTF!

Marriage is a beautiful thing, like you always have known, but there are some forms of traditions attached to it which can make you to either smile or say WTF?!

Around the world, wedding traditions are a little bit different: Some of them are heartwarmingly romantic, and some of them are a little strange, and some of them might make you a little bit uncomfortable some 'em rituals you may love, like the throwing of the bouquet, the first dance, and so on and so forth.


1. Blacken the Bride:

This weird marriage ritual is practiced in Scotland. This weird ritual involves the bride and groom being pelted with food trash, including rotten eggs and fish. The Scots believe that if a couple can withstand this, their marriage can withstand anything.

 2. The Bridesmaid blockage:

In China, when a groom comes to get his bride, he must first break through an aggressive wall of her angry bridesmaids. The bridesmaids demand money from him, and put him through a series of silly performances and tasks - all meant to prove just how strong his love really is.

3. Marry that Tree:

In India (land of crazy traditions) people have a weird marriage ritual. If you’re born in a certain astrological period then you are under a curse. So you’ll probably cause an early death of your husband. Now how to you get rid of this curse? You marry a TREE! Afterwards, you've the tree cut down.

4. Chicken Liver:

In Daur, China, there is a tradition that requires engaged couples to dissect a chicken and check out it's liver: If the liver is healthy, the couple can set a date. If not, they can't plan their nuptials until they find one that is.

5. Monthly Valentines Day:

South Korea is a very couple-oriented country: They have matching outfits for couples, "couple-sets" on every menu, and an endless slew of romantic holidays. In fact, on the 14th of every month, many Korean couples celebrate Valentine's Day and buy special treats for one another.

6. Wedding by the graveside:

In an average display of somberness and seriousness, many Russians choose to be married at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

7. Money Pinning:

The first dance in Greek weddings are not so boring after all, why? Because you get money. The  the bride and groom share a traditional dance, during which guests pin money to their clothing.

8. Lock it together forever:

This tradition has become popular all over the world, but many believe that it started in Rome, Italy. Couples come to the bridge, attached their decorated lock to the fence, and then throw away the key - a symbol that they will be bound together forever.

9. Jump over that broom:

From times where slavery was prevalent in South America, this tradition has been prominent for the Newly Weds. They jumped over the broom to symbolize moving forward with their lives. Though a little antiquated this tradition is still followed by many couples.

10. The salty Bread Of Romance:

The salty bread of romance is very famous in the Armenian tradition. This bread is supposedly eaten so that the eligible maiden has a prophetic dream. What’s the dream about? Well, the man who brings water to the girl in her dream is the one she should marry. Now those of you who want to marry your lovers but are having a hard time making the parents agree to it should travel to Armenia ASAP! LOL

11. Drink from your toilet.

In France, there was an old tradition that said a newlywed couple should drink the leftover alcohol from their wedding out of a replica toilet bowl. Thankfully, most French couples no longer feel compelled to down the contents of their wedding commode.

12. Flog the groom:

Boys, do not get married in Korea please, if you’re wondering why, read on. In South Korea there is a tradition that the groom should be beaten up with fish and canes the night before the wedding. I think they don’t really understand “Bachelor parties”. Well this supposedly gives him strength.

13. Tears of love:

Everybody cries at wedding, but wait, no, crying each day an hour for a month before the wedding? Please. Chinese people, have the copyright of weird marriage rituals, so here’s one more. The bride to be needs to cry at least one hour each day for a month before the wedding. Well the ladies in the family can join in too!


Your comments are like a sugar in my tea, therefore I’m really eager and would really appreciate them. However, please have in mind that all comments are moderated manually by me.

Nevertheless, the comments strictly represents the opinions of the comment author and doesn't reflect or represent the views of