Saying the “I do”, putting the rings, the couple’s first kiss as a married couple, throwing the bouquet, the first dance of the newlyweds, and the cutting of the cake, are all wedding traditions that most people in the world know and love. However, there are also numerous wedding traditions from all over the world that are not that famous, and are “a bit” different than the ones we are all used to seeing at weddings. Some of them are really romantic and heartwarming, while others can be considered strange, or even unpleasant. So, we have decided to surf the web and dig up the weirdest wedding traditions, but along the way we found ones that are quite interesting and funny, while some traditions are marriage related, but are followed only if the marriage ends… But, we don’t want to keep you waiting, so here they are, the Top 31 Weird and Beautiful Marriage Traditions From Around The Globe You Probably Never Heard Of.
1. A Whale For Whife
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There is an old tradition in Fiji, where the man who wants to get married, has to find an unusual gift for his future father-in-law, before asking the hand of his daughter. No, he doesn’t have to bring a whale to his father-in-law, but only his teeth, which is basically the same, because you have to catch a whale in order to get his teeth. We only wonder if the Discovery’s show “Whale Wars” knows about this tradition in Fiji and do they have the guts to stop a whale hunter in love? Probably not…