Getting married is an important event in every person’s life. A lot of attention goes into preparing the perfect outfit for the occasion. In many countries, the bride and groom wear national costumes that reflect their religious beliefs in addition to the regional customs.
Leaving manly kilts aside for an instant, Bright Side decided to focus on the dazzling bridal dresses from around the world. Keep reading to learn what stories and customs are behind them.
Back in Turkey, before a bride leaves her parent’s home and heads to her wedding ceremony, her cousin or brother ties a red ribbon round her waist. Red represents happiness, good luck, and innocence. Girls wear richly embroidered silk saris and veils. Jewelry should incorporate an odd number of stones, since odd numbers are regarded as auspicious.
Each Indonesian island has its own customs for bridal gowns.
Pakistani girls choose wedding dresses in deep red, pink, or purple. Both the groom and bride are traditionally crowned with garlands made from beads and cotton ribbons.
Indian brides select a conventional lehenga choli outfit, frequently in red, including 16 accessories and stones based on Solah Shringar (a bridal beauty ritual).
A traditional Eritrean wedding outfit contains a crown made from dark velvet and a purple gown with golden embroidery.
In Tuva, the national costume reflects the nomadic lifestyle of local people. Ceremonial clothes are comfy for horseback riding, and they are made from light-colored cloths but richly decorated.