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27 unique wedding traditions from around the world

INSIDER Logo By Rachel Askinasi of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 55: 
  With different religions and ethnicities comes different
  cultures and traditions - 
    weddings are no exception here. 
  
  In some parts of the world 
    the bride's dress is said to ward off evil spirits; in
    others it's a dance or action. 
  
  In almost all cultures, there's a way for the guests to wish
  the newlyweds good luck in starting their life together. 
  

  In any culture, weddings are often a time for celebration,
  family, and tradition - but these things can look very different
  from one culture to the next. 

  In the US, it's pretty standard to see the bride toss her bouquet
  over her shoulder into a jumping crowd of single hopefuls. Travel
  to Germany and you may find couples sawing a giant log in half or
  clearing smashed plates from the ground. Attend nuptials in
  Nigeria and you could end up showering the bride in cash.

  Of course, it's also important to remember that not everyone from
  a certain country or culture practices the same things.

  Here are27 unique wedding traditions from
  around the world.

  • With different religions and ethnicities comes different cultures and traditions - weddings are no exception here.
  • In some parts of the world the bride's dress is said to ward off evil spirits; in others it's a dance or action.
  • In almost all cultures, there's a way for the guests to wish the newlyweds good luck in starting their life together.

In any culture, weddings are often a time for celebration, family, and tradition - but these things can look very different from one culture to the next.

In the US, it's pretty standard to see the bride toss her bouquet over her shoulder into a jumping crowd of single hopefuls. Travel to Germany and you may find couples sawing a giant log in half or clearing smashed plates from the ground. Attend nuptials in Nigeria and you could end up showering the bride in cash.

Of course, it's also important to remember that not everyone from a certain country or culture practices the same things.

Here are27 unique wedding traditions from around the world.

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