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This is what traditional wedding outfits look like around the world.



Today's classical wedding dresses became popular only in the 19th century, thanks to Queen Victoria. She was the first woman to wear a white bridal gown. Before her, women would choose a traditional garment or a dress that fit the fashions of the day. Now it's rare to find a wedding dress that isn't white. However, in some cultures, especially in Asia and Africa, the young couples still prefer traditional wedding attire.

#13 Japan.

#13 Japan.

In spite of the many western influences on Japan, the Japanese wedding has maintained most of the Japanese traditions. A bride's gown may be of delicate silk or some other material, the color is usually white. Grooms usually opt for black, they may wear suits or kimonos.

#12 Ghana.

#12 Ghana.

The weddings in Ghana are very colourful. Their national cloth designs consist of different colors and patterns. Each family has its own cloth pattern.

#11 Romania.

#11 Romania.

The traditional wedding ceremonies in Romania can be seen more in remote areas only, because vast majority of young Romanians prefer weddings with a modern style.

#10 Sri Lanka.

#10 Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan bride is a beautiful blend of Western and Eastern tradition. From their distinctive Western-style veil to their gorgeous silk sari varieties, the Sri Lankan bride is unique and eye-catching. if you find yourself at a traditional Sri Lankan wedding, you won't be able to take your eyes off the groom.

#9 India.

#9 India.

In India, the wedding rituals and clothes make the wedding as much as that of the bride and her groom. The bride is dressed up in auspicious colors, mostly red or pink. Whereas the bridegroom is dressed to exude a regal aura.

#8 Scotland.

#8 Scotland.

The original Scottish wedding dress is called an "Arisaid." The groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan. After all the ceremonies are over, the groom puts a shawl embellished with his clan's colors around his bride's shoulders. This means that noe she is the member of his family.

#7 Ethiopia.

#7 Ethiopia.

Well it is quite surprising that Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. As most of the people here go to Ethiopian Orthodox Church, hence the wedding ceremony is same that of Greeks or Russians.

#6 Indonesia.

#6 Indonesia.

There are more than 300 ethnic groups and 6 major religions followed in this country. Hence the Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island because of its various cultures and civilizations.

#5 China.

#5 China.

Chinese wedding dresses have attained world wide fame because of its antique and artistic embroidery. Traditional wedding dresses in China are red, because color red is considered good luck, a strong color that can keep away evil spirits. After the marriage, the groom removes the red veil from the bride's head.

#4 Hawaii.

#4 Hawaii.

At a traditional Hawaiian wedding, the bride wears a long, white dress. Grooms get to wear white, too, in the form of a white shirt. Here flower garlands are a part of the wedding ceremony. And the brides often adorn their hair with fresh flowers.

#3 Malaysia.

#3 Malaysia.

Malaysia is a wonderful, colorful area of the world which is made up of indigenous cultures as well as Hindu and Islamic regions. Most wedding ceremonies are held in the Muslim tradition. Often the bride wears a dress with shades of purple, violet, or cream.

#2 South Korea.

#2 South Korea.

Traditional weddings are becoming more popular in South Korea. According to an ancient tradition in South Korea, the groom should carry his wife around the table on his back. This symbolizes that the bride can rely on her husband.

#1 Bali.

#1 Bali.

You'll be amazed by seeing the Balinese wedding because of its richness and magnificence. There's plenty of wedding dress options in Bali. Moreover, during the ceremony both groom and bride wear crowns of gold on their heads.



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