4 ways to say ‘I do’ from around the world

Inspirational 15 Feb 2019
4 ways to say ‘I do’ from around the world

Elisabetta Polignano creates 100% Made in Italy unique garments, designed to dress your body and personality perfectly. In fact she loves meeting in person her brides and not only in Italy: she brings her creativity worldwide. How much do you know about wedding traditions from around the world? Let’s find out.

1. Japan
Many Japanese women long to wear a white dress on their wedding day. They appreciate the authentic ‘Made in Italy’ and recognize the value of the most precious textiles. Brides who choose a Shinto-style wedding wear white from head to toe, including makeup and hood. White symbolizes the bride’s purity and that she will become the color of her husband’s family. Modern or traditional, a Japanese wedding is always neat in details and perfect in rituals.

2. United Arab Emirates
The traditional wedding lasts for 7 days of celebration, starting from the marriage proposal. For grooming-up before the wedding, the bride applies ‘henna’ to decorate her hands and feet. Emirati weddings are the best place for women to show off their designer dresses and gold, so to be sure to dress up and not down. It is a luxurious and polished wedding and the wedding dress should play an important role.

3. United States of America
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe”. The saying dates back to the Victorian era and many brides in the U.S. do this for fun, even though it was originally meant to promote good luck in the marriage. Did you know the ‘bridal shower’ was originated in Holland? There’s no doubt that today it is widely recognized as an American tradition many brides in the world get inspired from. Pioneers as always, Americans are open to creative and joyful proposals for their wedding dress.

4. Italy
The bridal veil dates back to ancient Rome: to prevent the bride and groom from seeing each other before they married, the bride’s face would be completely covered. In southern Italy, traditionally, the veil should be as long as the young couple’s love for each other, usually one-meter in length for each year they have been engaged. Roots are important here and the bridal gown should complete the girl’s dream, according to her strong personality and traditions.

No matter where you are from, one thing only is for sure: when it comes to love, there are no borders.