5 Weird Wedding Traditions You Probably Didn’t Know About! #5 Is Beyond Awful!

By  | 7 years ago

Weddings are considered to be a life-long journey with your chosen one. But for some people, it is a combination of fun, excitement and sometimes terrifying events. Why? Because couples tend to follow traditions you couldn’t imagine a groom and bride can do. But then, because of beliefs of happy marriage and healthy children, the couple is forced to do so. Here are some weird traditions you probably didn’t know about. Be prepared to do these things if you’re planning to get married in one of these countries.

Blackening The Bride

Blackening The Bride

To commend the happiest day in a woman’s life, companions and relatives of the spouse will indicate love by putting each nasty and frightful things you can envision just like expired milk, dead fish, tar, sauces, mud, flour into a container and tossing it over her. She is then attached to a tree and after taken for a night of drinking. The conviction is that on the chance that you can deal with this, you can also deal with anything, including marriage. In short darkening the bride is to equip her for any mortification or issues she’ll run over in the midst of her married life.

To Be Married To A Tree First: India

Married To A Tree

Yes, you are just reading it right. In countries, like India, this tradition is widely practiced. It is said that the one to do this are women who were born as Mangliks (A time where Mars and Saturn are underneath the 7th house), are considered to be “cursed” and believed to lead their husband to death and sufferings. So as to take away the curse, the bride should marry the tree first. They believed that if they cut the tree, the curse will be lost.

NO Using Of Toilets Please: Indonesia

Wedding Toilet

Some countries tend to perform not just gross traditions but also strange one. In Indonesia, a newlywed couple are bound to refrain from using the toilet for 3 days. It is believed to cause a marriage full of happiness and healthy babies. Well, if that’s the case, then your sacrifices are all worthy.

Shooting The Bride

Shooting The Bride

In China’s customs and traditions, shooting the bride is considered to be a happy occasion. Luckily, the three bows don’t have arrowheads so you could say that the bride won’t get hurt. After doing so, the groom will then break down the bows which will ensure a life-long love for each other.

Eating In The Toilet Bowl: France

Toilet Bowl Feast

Get ready for the worst wedding tradition you certainly need to know. Eating in the toilet bowl with nasty things just like leftovers, and some edible trash is a tradition in France that you should certainly need to do. It is said that this act will boost the performance of the couple in their first night. If the couple refuse to consume it, then the guess will never ever leave the room.  This wedding tradition is a bit gross, you would think twice when marrying.

Image Credits:


  1. Fernando Lachica

    December 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Really weird traditions which I believed originating from non-civilized people of yester-years.Truly some are very degrading to the brides.

  2. Mhie

    December 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    That’s scared me. Good thing I don’t have any tradition on my wedding day 😉

  3. Wanderer Juan

    December 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    These are one of a kind wedding traditions! I did not know that people did some of the things on this list 😀

  4. Franc Ramon

    December 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Some are really not for the feint of heart and stomach but I guess that’s their traditions.

  5. JeniG of Kalikotpepot

    December 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I was like …HuWHATTT! Yeah, very peculiar traditions indeed. And not using the toilet for three days, uhm that’s really unhealthy. Shooting the bride made me smile…lol.

  6. Hans C

    December 5, 2014 at 1:48 am

    ROFL!!! This post is hilarious! Eating on a toilet bowl, is this for real? haha..

  7. Roch

    December 5, 2014 at 6:33 am

    OMG these are really the weirdest! It’s really hard not to use a toilet in even a day. What’s terrible is three days. I guess one who has UTI can probably just get the disease worse.

  8. phyliciamarie

    December 9, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Ewwwww that tradition from France is just gross. Why would you even want to do that before your wedding night?

  9. stacy | philippinelegalguide.com

    December 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Cool toilet bowl tradition!

  10. Algene

    March 7, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Those are really weird wedding traditions 🙂 But all we can do is to respect them since people from different parts of the world have been doing it for a long time already 🙂

  11. Papaleng Pagulong

    March 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Really weird wedding traditions. Natawa lang ako roon sa marry the tree first.

  12. Christy Maurer

    June 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am so glad we don’t have those traditions here! Not using the toilet for 3 days?? Are they trying to kill them?!

  13. Kendra

    June 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Those are some very interesting traditions. All the different traditions around the world have always amazed me.

  14. R U S S

    June 14, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Oh wow. These just give more reasons to NOT want to get married, lol. While it’s always interesting to know what other cultures do with their wedding traditions, some are just not-so-pleasant.

  15. Patrice M Foster

    June 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Eating on a toilet bowel was funny. OMG such strange traditions different weddings around the globe…This everyday great blog post.

  16. Jeanine

    June 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Wow. No thanks to all of these. Lol I wouldn’t ever get married if any of these would needed. How weird.

  17. Elizabeth O.

    June 15, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I agree these are all weird and I am glad I didn’t live in any of these countries. With all due respect though, I didn’t mean to offend anyone. Number 5 is really funny.

  18. Jon

    June 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I can absolutely confirm that the France tradition is NOT true. If it is, it certainly is far from widely practiced and probably only reserved by a tiny community.

  19. John Lopez

    June 16, 2015 at 2:53 am

    That was had a thrill, but I don’t like eating in a toilet bowl haha tjese are really weird traditions, well they are traditions, I will respect it.

  20. Fariha N.

    June 16, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    With traditions like these I may have remained single! The eating from the toilet is just gross and I could not do it!

  21. Lauren Harmon

    June 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, some of these traditions must be uncommonly practiced… I know people from France and luckily they never were made to eat out of/on a toilet bowl… That would be revolting! ha.