Our world is culturally very rich. From different languages to festivals, we all have unique ways of doing things. You would be surprised to know about the diversity of the wedding dresses in this world because our conventional idea of a wedding dress is a white gown. From wearing something as simple as a white dress to wearing bold colors like red, we have listed 13 wedding dresses around the world.
Though Nigeria has diversity in its wedding dresses because of varied culture, the most common is Aso-ebi. Aso-ebi translates to "family cloth," and is the fabric that members of the same Yoruba family traditionally wore to identify themselves at special events like weddings. Nigerian brides usually wear bright colors. They also often wear a Nigerian head tie called a Gele.
The brides will wear traditional woven patterned wedding gowns with a custom made white veil which should be as long as possible. Guatemalan believes that the longer the veil, the longer and happier the marriage will be.
In China, the color red is considered to symbolize good luck. The color is also believed to keep away evil spirits. Hence it is used the most in wedding dresses. Also, the wedding dresses should never include black, blue or gray color because they believe it will bring sadness to the new couple’s married life.
Moroccan women wear Kaftan as their wedding dress. It is a long robe made of silk, satin, and chiffon and a jacket over. Usually, they wear heavy jewels as an accessory.
The bride wears a wedding sari or a lehenga according to the region. Red is considered to be the most auspicious color in among Hindus. While the saree is preferred as the bridal dress in South India, West, East India, most brides of other parts of India prefer Lehenga.
The bride often wears a pure white kimono as a wedding dress for the formal ceremony, which symbolizes purity and maidenhood. After the ceremony, the bride may then change into a red kimono to symbolize good luck.
The brides from Ribnovo, Bulgaria, gets her face painted white and decorated with colorful sequins by her In-laws.
The brides typically wear a headdress known as a “Saukele” as well as a facial veil. This hat, featuring a large height and a conical shape, is the most expensive article of any wedding ceremony.
In a traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony, the bride and the groom each wear what’s known as a Deel.
Men in Scotland traditionally wear the kilt of his clan for his wedding. After the ceremony, the bride wears a shawl emblazoned with her new husband’s clan colors to signify her transition into his family.
Though most of these wedding dresses are now being replaced by white wedding gowns but surely are exquisite and charming in their own way.