Queen Victoria was the first woman to wear a white bridal gown. Before her, women would choose a traditional garment or a dress that fit the fashions of the day.

Now it is rare to find a wedding dress that is not white. However, in some cultures, especially in Asia and Africa, young couples still prefer traditional wedding attire.

We are here at Filmigyan have gathered together photos of brides and grooms wearing traditional clothing for their wedding ceremony.


traditional wedding dresses around the world

At Japanese weddings, brides often wear two or more dresses throughout the ceremony white and red.


Ghanaian traditional weddings

Ghanaian traditional weddings are very colorful. Their national cloth designs vary with different colors and patterns. Each family has its own cloth pattern.

Sri Lankan

Traditional Wedding Outfits


The bride often becomes the center of attention on her wedding day. However, if you find yourself at a traditional Sri Lankan wedding, you most likely won’t be able to take your eyes off the groom.


traditional scotland wedding dress


In Scotland, the groom traditionally wears the kilt of his clan. After the wedding ceremony, the groom puts a shawl embellished with his clan’s colors around his bride’s shoulders to symbolize her membership in her new family.


traditional ethiopia wedding dress

This may surprise you, but Ethiopia is the only country in Africa where Christianity is the official religion. The majority of Ethiopian people belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. That is why the wedding ceremony here resembles that of Greeks or Russians.


traditional indonasia wedding dress

Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island. With more than 300 ethnic groups and 6 major religions, this country is a crossroad of various cultures and civilizations.


traditional chinese wedding dress

Traditional wedding dresses in China are red. In this country, the color white symbolizes the time of mourning and funerals. After the marriage, the groom removes the red veil from the bride’s head.


In Norway, it is common to wear bunad, a traditional Norwegian costume, for special occasions like weddings and christening parties.


Nigerian brides often choose bright wedding clothes and wear Gele, a Nigerian head tie. However, the grooms here look no less elegant than the women.


Balinese weddings will definitely amaze you with their richness and magnificence. Traditional wedding clothing involves lots of intricate details. Moreover, during the ceremony, both the groom and bride usually wear crowns of gold on their heads.

South Korea

Traditional weddings are becoming more and more popular in South Korea. According to the ancient tradition, the groom should carry his wife around the table on his back. This symbolizes that the bride can rely on her husband.