Can you imagine being kept under house arrest by your family and friends and not allowed to go to the toilet for three days? That’s one of the crazy wedding traditions in Malaysia.
The team at Cheapflights.com.au has found some curious wedding traditions that leave the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ for dead.
Traditionally, in South Korea, the groom gives his new mother-in-law ducks or geese to show his fidelity – since both of these birds mate for life.
In India, the groom’s shoes are stolen (for a short time). In Denmark, it’s tradition for one of the groom’s socks to be cut in half.
It’s a busy affair in South Africa where, 12 items are incorporated into the wedding ceremony – salt, pepper, wheat, wine, bitter herbs, a holy book, a broom, a spear, a spoon, some honey, a shield and a pot – to symbolise the challenges that the couple will face during their lives together.
In Germany, the tradition is hard work with newlyweds sawing through a large wooden log together, showing their strength and teamwork.
Peru has, by far, the most delicious tradition on our list. It’s a cake pull. Before the newlyweds cut their wedding cake, the single female guests each take hold of a white ribbon that’s baked into it. One of the ribbons will have a ring attached and the woman who finds that one will be the next one married. That’s yummier and beats getting caught up in a scrum to catch the bouquet.
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