If you are like the wedding coordinators at Nanina’s In The Park, you are in love with love and all things wedding-related! You might even be curious about international wedding traditions from around the world. We are here to take you on a fascinating journey exploring unique wedding customs from various cultures.
Germany: Log Sawing
In Germany, newlyweds demonstrate their teamwork right after the ceremony by sawing a log in half in front of their guests. It’s all about unity and facing life’s challenges together. Who knew a bit of sawdust could symbolize so much?
Japan: San San Kudo
In a traditional Japanese ceremony, the couple partakes in San San Kudo, a ritual of sharing sake. Taking three sips each from three cups, they symbolize three human flaws: hatred, passion, and ignorance left behind, and three virtues gained: freedom from jealousy, a fulfilled and peaceful life, and a promising future welcomed.
Sweden: Coin Tradition
In Sweden, the bride places coins in her shoes on her wedding day – a silver coin from her father in her left shoe and a gold coin from her mother in her right shoe. This ensures that she will never lack for anything.
China: Tea Ceremony
In Chinese weddings, a tea ceremony is conducted where the newlyweds serve tea to their parents and elder relatives, symbolizing respect and gratitude. The tea is often sweetened with dates and lotus seeds for blessings of fertility and a sweet life.
Italy: Breaking the Glass
At the end of an Italian wedding ceremony, the groom breaks a glass or vase, and the couple is expected to work together to clean up the shards. The number of pieces signifies the number of years they will be happily married.
In Norway, a wedding isn’t complete without a Kransekake. This is a tall confection made from stacked, ring-shaped almond cakes. Hidden inside is a bottle of wine, symbolizing a sweet and prosperous life.
India: Jaimala (Exchange of Garlands)
In traditional Indian weddings, the bride and groom exchange floral garlands as a symbol of mutual acceptance and respect. It’s a colorful and joyous event filled with love and symbolism.
Mexico: El Lazo (The Lasso)
Mexican weddings feature a tradition where a lasso, often made of rosary beads, is looped around the couple’s necks in a figure-eight shape to symbolize eternal unity. It’s a beautiful representation of togetherness and commitment.
Celebrate Your Unique Traditions At Nanina’s In The Park
Each wedding deserves a backdrop as special as its story. Nanina’s In The Park offers such a magical setting no matter what international wedding traditions you would like to incorporate. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, our venue is worthy of your unique love story. Our dedicated team is ready to bring your vision to life, blending time-honored traditions with modern touches to create a wedding that echoes your unique culture and personality. Are you ready to create unforgettable memories? Contact Nanina’s In The Park to schedule a tour!