Friday, March 21, 2008

Polish Wedding Traditions

Parts of the Polish Wedding

Engagement period- Oswiadczyny, Zareczyny or Zrekowiny.

Invitation time- Zaprosiny or Oprosiny.

Wedding Day- Church and reception

Next Day party- In Poland sometimes 3 days party.

The engagement ceremony comes before the wedding. The engagement is usually a small ceremony that takes place in the house of the parents or parents in law (either the bride or the groom). Many times this is a time when in-laws meet each other the first time...(more)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Oceania Wedding Traditions

Oceania primarily refers to Australia and New Zealand, two of the most remote countries in the world, yet two of the most exciting and vibrant countries on earth as well. Both New Zealand and Australia are members of the British Commonwealth and so they have borrowed many of their wedding traditions from Great Britain – although they have been flavored by the traditions of the native populations of both nations...(more)

Friday, March 7, 2008

A Traditional Hindu Wedding

Most elaborate ceremonies are traditionally conducted at least partially in Sanskrit, the language in which most holy Hindu ceremonies are conducted. They are many rituals that have evolved since traditional times and differ from the modern western wedding ceremony and also among the different regions, families, and castes such as...(more)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How to Have a Hawaiian Wedding

If you wish to have a Hawaiian themed Wedding you will be able to by following some of these Wedding Traditions of the Hawaiian people.

Weddings in Hawaii are typically an outdoor beach wedding, a tropical garden or perhaps on a boat sailing around the majestic Isles. It is customary for a Japanese-American bride to fold 1,001 paper cranes prior to her wedding to create good luck and a long happy life. This is a departure from standard Japanese Tradition where the brides make 1,000, the Hawaiian population has added...(more)

Traditional Turkish Wedding

A traditional Turkish wedding consists of several different parts such as going to bride’s house, the engagement, the henna night and the wedding ceremony. There may be some differences from region to region (for example in the eastern region the wedding lasts 40 days and 40 nights or in another region the henna night takes more than one night ). The Turkish wedding ceremony also has some similarities with the Christian wedding such as the bride and the groom being introduced to each others’ families...(more)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Russian Wedding Traditions

A traditional Russian Wedding lasts for at least two days and some wedding last as long as a week. Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, extended toasts and a great deal of food and beverages. The Best Man and Maid of Honor are called witnesses, "svideteli" in Russian. The ceremony and the ring exchanges take place on the first day of the Wedding and on this special day many other events take place. Throughout the years, Russian Weddings have adopted many western cultures, including Bridesmaids and Flower girls.

Some traditional Russian Wedding Rituals include:...(more)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Catholic Wedding Ceremony

This comes directly from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site. It is a beginning to your journey to being married in a Catholic Church.

Nowadays many engaged couples handle a lot of their own wedding planning. When at least one of the individuals is Catholic this can include making arrangements to be married in a Catholic church. This is a significant decision. It means more than just choosing an appropriate and picturesque setting for the...(more)

Jewish Wedding Traditions

Prior to Wedding Ceremony

The Jewish wedding ceremony is full of joy and beauty - the happiest and holiest day of a couple’s life.

The Kabbalat Panim, the week preceding the Jewish wedding, the chatan (Hebrew for groom) and kallah (bride) refrain from visitation.

Then comes the cherished wedding day, which is like Yom Kippur for the groom and bride because they are forgiven for past mistakes as they prepare to become a new and more complete soul. They fast from dawn until the after the marriage ceremony....(more)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Japanese Wedding Traditions

Article found on

Contemporary Japanese weddings are celebrated in a great variety of ways. Many contain traditional Japanese and Western elements side by side.

Traditionally, the religious wedding ceremony is held in Shinto style at a shrine. Nowadays, this shrine may be located inside the hotel where the festivities take place. A Shinto priest conducts the ceremony which is visited by only the close family members of the couple. In the ceremony, the couple is purified, drinks sake, and the groom reads the words of commitment...(more)

Pakistani Wedding Traditions

Traditional Pakistani marriage celebrations lasts for four days. This is an overview of what happens during those days.

First Day of the Celebration

On the first day, the bride and groom's families each dress in yellow, and celebrate the upcoming nuptials separately. The betrothed couple will not see each other from this day until the ceremony.

Second Day of the Celebration...(more)

Canadian Wedding Traditions

My best friend is a Canadian-born American. He has been taking me to the Great country for years. I have had the opportunity to discuss the traditions and customs involved in a Canadian Wedding and am truly honored to pass them along here.

Canadian blends deep influences from England, France and America into a truly spectacular image. Canadians enjoy celebrations and none more than...(more)

Chinese Wedding Traditions

Some customs and taboos, courtesy of Chinese Wedding Guide, modern Chinese couples still observe.

1. To avoid clashing of luck, for three months before and after their wedding, the bride and groom will not

* attend a funeral or wake;
* attend a wedding;
* visit a lady who is in confinement...(more)

A Sikh Wedding

This article is from I am finding the Wedding Traditions and cultures from the World at large to be rather beautiful.

Anand Karaj - A Union of Two Souls

Anand Karaj is the prescribed form of Sikh marriage, the words literally translate as 'Blissful Union". The Sikh marriage is a very special ceremony in which two individuals are joined in a equal partnership....(more)

Brunei Malay Wedding Traditions

To go with our flair for the international, I am spotlighting an article I found on It has some wonderful pictures that I hope you avail yourselves of.

Brunei Malay Weddings consist of several events that usually performed in a week or two timeframe. There are also pre-wedding customs that we all had to go through. Below are steps that usually performed for a couple. These steps are that I know of from...(more)

Filipinos Wedding Traditions

I found this article on Filipinos wedding traditions on I hope our World audience appreciates it.

Filipinos still adhere to numerous widely-held folk beliefs that have no scientific or logical basis but maybe backed-up by some past experiences (yet can be dismissed as mere coincidence). Below are just a few that concerns weddings. Some are still practiced to this day primarily because of 'there's nothing to lose if we comply' attitude while the...(more)

Traditional Irish Wedding

While planning for a Christmas Wedding I have found some great information on other Wedding Themes. I found the original steps for this article on's article entitled How to Plan an Irish Wedding.

Traditional Irish Wedding:

Things You’ll Need...(more)