Hot summer days are not a prerequisite for a spectacular wedding. Though many brides-to-be dream of outside wedding receptions and wedding dresses are often made with warmer weather in mind, you would be limiting your options if you didn’t consider the charm of a winter wedding.

Bride wearing a faux-fur jacket

The board of directors has signed off on the budget and the theme has been decided on. All you need for the conference you’re planning to be successful is the perfect venue. But where do you start looking?

conference delegates seated in rows

American influence stretches far and wide. This is especially true when it comes to weddings, where traditions like tossing the bouquet for the single ladies to catch or cutting the cake and feeding it to one another, have become “standard procedure”.

But ‘normal’ as these traditions might seem to us, they no doubt appear quizzical to people from different cultural backgrounds. In the same way, there are some wedding traditions from other parts of the globe that you might find a little unusual, so we listed a few here.

Couple cutting a wedding cake