31 Really Weird Marriage Customs From Around The World.

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The Bridal Kidnapping

Throwing the bouquet, scandalously removing the garter, the couple's first dance, the cutting of the cake, and the life-affirming moment that the Electric Slide begins - these are all wedding traditions that most Americans know and love. Around the world, wedding traditions are a little bit different: Some of them are heartwarmingly romantic, and some of them are a little strange, and some of them might make you a little bit uncomfortable. Check out these 31 love and marriage customs from around the globe.


Here's a completely messed up tradition that will have you cringing; In Krygyzstan, an old adage claims that tears on a wedding day will make for a happy marriage. Until 1991 (when it was finally made illegal) many parents would consent to the marriage of a kidnapped young girl, especially if she was crying.

Evgeni Zotov
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