Jewish, Asian and Indian – Wedding traditions from around the world

Here at our Surrey venue we hold all kinds of events not just weddings. From corporate functions to Asian and Jewish weddings, we can supply catering for all your requirements. Addington Palace have found some Wedding traditions and facts from around the world. 

  1. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!
  2. In Indian wedding tradition the groom has to remove his shoes before approaching the wedding alter. The groom’s family has to try and protect the shoes while the bride’s family tries to steal them. If the bride’s family are successful then the groom has to pay a ransom to get them back.
  3. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
  4. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.
  5. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered to be the “best day” to marry, Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.
  6. In Romania the belief is by kidnapping the girl and keeping her with you for 2-3 days, she will officially be declared as your wife.
  7. Stag parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor day’s goodbye with a raucous party.
  8. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.
  9. The veil was first worn by ancient Greeks and romans as they thought it protected the bride from evil spirits. Till this day the veil is still worn by brides.
  10. At Jewish weddings a way to conclude the celebration is by a chanting of blessings which closes th
    e day with spirit, dignity and finality.

To find out more on having your special Surrey wedding day at Addington Palace please do contact us today by using our contact form or call us on 020 8662 5000.