Australians are boring when it comes to marriage. Our proposals and wedding traditions are so clean and civilised. The diamond rings and the ceremonies and the bended knees.
In some parts of the world, wedding traditions involve more extreme (seductive?) measures. Think frog foot massages and china doll gifts. Some brides might consider running (or ducking!) if this LifeBuzz list of strange marriage traditions is anything to go by.
1. SCOTLAND: “The Blackening of the Bride”
This Scottish marriage tradition involves the impending bride (and sometimes groom) being ambushed by friends who throwing food and other rubbish all over them. Rotten eggs and fish feature heavily in the tradition that’s called the “Blackening of the Bride”.
2. FIJI: Whale teeth anyone?
A Fijian wedding tradition involves the gifting of a necklace made out of whale teeth. In fact, the tradition states that the potential groom must present his future bride's family with this necklace before even asking her for her hand in marriage.