Be Inspired by these Wedding Dresses from Around the World
When you are planning your wedding and finding yourself a little stuck, it’s always a good idea to take a look at the traditions of other cultures. Not to steal their traditions, but to recognize the beauty and power behind the traditions. This will pretty much guarantee a break out of your funk as you get inspired by the symbolism of color and the relationship of clothing to the wedding ceremony.
So this week, we went hunting to find gorgeous and inspiring wedding dresses from around the world. We stumbled across Fashion Wanderer’s top 50 and narrowed down our favorites to 10! If you would like to see the full list, check it out here.
Brides from Nigeria will most likely be found in a brightly colored traditional Igbo wedding gown. For Nigerian brides, bright colors are always better!
Moroccan brides wear what is called a Caftan. This is a white robe, made of materials such a silk and chiffon. The dress underneath is usually adorned with sequins and embroidery.
Macedonian brides wear a wedding outfit that weighs upwards of 50 pounds! With over 45 pieces this wedding gown is full of tradition and symbolic meanings.
Wedding couples in Ghana wear matching wedding clothing. Woven with bright colors and vivid designs, these wedding clothes are in a league of their own.
In Indonesia, brides wear a traditional Kebab and intricate headpieces made of gold and jewels.
In Japan, brides will wear a white kimono during the marriage ceremony. White being a symbol for purity. After the ceremony, she will typically change into a red kimono, with red being a powerful symbol for luck!
It’s pretty typical in Guatemala to find brides in what we think of as the traditional white wedding dresses. However, in some regions brides will often don a woven gown and a custom white veil. The veil being the most important part with average lengths up to six feet! Why? In this tradition the longer the veil the happier the married life!
While white is the most popular wedding dress color in Italy, you’ll also find italian brides wearing green dresses and accessories on their wedding day. Why? Green is a symbol of
Ukrainian couples, or more specifically those from Hutsuls, wear bright and lively colors on their wedding day. This matches the wedding events as they are full of fun, dancing, games, and even jokes.