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Wedding Culture in CIS countries

Flowers, dresses, decorations, location and toasting are one of the top few things that come to ones mind when they think about wedding. In Czech Republic, friends sneak into the brides yard to plant a tree and decorate it with ribbons and painted eggshells. There is a legend saying that the bride will live as long as the tree.

Brides in the countryside will continue the very old custom of wearing a rosemary wreath, which symbolizes remembrance. Her friends as a wish for wisdom, love and loyalty weave the wreath for the bride on the night before her wedding.

Wedding Culture in New Zealand

Tossing of the bridal bouquet is a custom which is believed that the bride could pass along good fortune to others. In order to obtain this fortune, spectators would try to tear away pieces of the brides clothing and flowers. In an attempt to get away, the bride would toss her bouquet into the crowd. Tradition says that the single women who catches the bouquet is the one who receives the brides fortune and will marry next. Brides order flowers with this custom in mind, and the bridal bouquet retains its importance.

New Zealand weddings is often conducted by a Maori tribal elder. At the end of the ceremony, the couple is blessed in Maori language.

For more information on New Zealand's wedding costumes and culture, please go the following urls: Christchurch, Auckland

Wedding Culture in Canada

While Canadians dont marry as much as they used to, a legally wedded husband and wife still remains the most common living arrangement in Canada by a heavy margin, comprising over two- thirds of all families counted by the Canadian Census. In recognition of this fact, there is probably no single moment in any Canadians life more awash in ritual and ceremony than the long process of getting married.

Weddings in Canada have gotten so elaborate and complicated that their planning and organization is now a multi-billion dollar industry unto itself, and surveys have shown that an average Canadian couple will spend above $20000 on their special day.

Most Canadians generally get married in a lavish public public ceremony in a church or banquet hall, before a hundred of so of their closest friends and family members. The bride will typically wear a beautiful white wedding dress purchased especially for the ceremony, while everyone else will wear their finest formal wear. Once the gang is assembled, a legally-certified wedding official, usually a religious preacher or judge, will publicly lead the bride and groom through special wedding vows expressing loyalty to one another, and then proclaim them officially married. The event will then usually conclude with an equally lavish, but more relaxed wedding reception, dinner, or after-party.

In most weddings, the bride and the groom are expected to wear special outfits for the ceremony. These costumes are often quite ornate, and the exiquisite patterns, colours and decorations used in the tailoring are also highly symoblic. For more information on Canada's wedding costumes and culture, please go the following urls: Mississauga, Montreal