By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

31 Really Weird Marriage Customs From Around The World.

#8. The Bridesmaid Blockade

In China, when a groom comes to get his bride, he must first break through an aggressive wall of her angry bridesmaids. The bridesmaids demand money from him, and put him through a series of silly performances and tasks - all meant to prove just how strong his love really is.

#9. The Courting Hut

Some African tribes allow women to enter a "courting hut" so they can hang out with potential spouses away from the prying eyes of their parents - and the rest of the village.

#10. The Questionable Mate-Grabbing

In some gypsy groups, there is a controversial tradition that involves male suitors to grab a girl and start forcefully kissing her. It might be love - or it just might be an unwanted assault.

#11. The Monthly Valentine's Day

South Korea is a very couple-oriented country: They have matching outfits for couples, "couple-sets" on every menu, and an endless slew of romantic holidays. In fact, on the 14th of every month, many Korean couples celebrate Valentine's Day and buy special treats for one another.

#12. The Cursed, Tree-Marrying Wives of India

In some parts of India, it is said that girls born during a certain astrological period are cursed, and will cause an early death for their husband. The only way to break the curse is for the woman to first marry a tree, and then have the tree cut down.

The Cursed, Tree-Marrying Wives of India

#13. The Graveside Wedding

In an average display of somberness and seriousness, many Russians choose to be married at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

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