A bride from Thailand can choose from six styles of traditional dress. Her choice usually depends on the customs in her family. They use simple dress designs and usually wear a draped fabric similar to a saree.
Her wedding gown is made from silk and is usually in a muted color, never black. It is considered bad luck to wear black because it symbolizes mourning. Guests are also expected not to wear black.
In the Romanian countryside, weddings are full of folk charm and tradition. A bride is colorfully attired in customary clothing like the Fota, which is a beautifully decorated full skirt. She also wears culturally significant headwear called a Marama.
In the upper region of Romania in a town called Oas, elaborate folk weddings are legendary. Up to 1,000 people attend and guests are splurged with every luxury, as is ceremoniously observed, amongst a multitude of other folksy traditions.
The tartan sash is the most significant part of a Scottish bride’s ensemble as it is ceremoniously pinned onto her by the groom at the ceremony’s conclusion. Of course, what we visualize first when we think of Scotland is the groom wearing a kilt. So it is not surprising that it is often the pattern of his kilt that drapes the bride. She wears a white gown.
This custom is fairly modern. Older traditions in Scotland, pre-1740, dressed the bride in an arisaid, which is a hooded tartan cape cinched at the waist.
Brides in Afghanistan wear a beautiful emerald gown with golden accents. They have the option of wearing a red dress but green is most commonly chosen because it is symbolic of wealth and fortune.
Whichever color, it is elaborately hand embroidered. An Afghan bride participates in the henna ritual the evening before.
The most stunning tradition in any Serbian Orthodox wedding is the crowning moment. After the rings are placed on each hand, the bride and the groom are symbolically united with a gilded crown that is placed on the head of each.
The bride dresses in white. In the past, up until 1846, the groom’s family had to buy the bride with gold or currency.