American weddings are popular today and even the most non traditional bride loves to be a part of it. But, there are some unique ceremonies from across the world which are totally unique and fun.

Some weddings are sweet like Swedish where female guests kiss the groom when the bride is not in the room. Others are perplexing like in Congo where couples are not allowed to smile during their wedding.

Some are downright strange where engaged pairs in Mongolia must kill and butcher a chicken to find a healthy liver before being allowed to wed. But the most important thing that binds all is love.


In Armenia, if you want to know your future husband, than according to the custom, one must eat a slice of bread (high-sodium specialty) prepared by your grandmother. Then you will hopefully dream about your husband or wife to be.


The good news is French newly married couple eat chocolate and champagne after the reception. The sad part is they should consume these treats from the toilet bowl.


In China, a prospective husband will shoot his bride with a bow and arrow several times then collects the arrows and breaks them during the ceremony, to ensure their love lasts forever.


In Fiji when a man asks a woman’s father for her hand in marriage, he must present his future father-in-law with a whale’s tooth.


In Mauritius, brides to be should not go on a diet and rather pack up some pounds. The chubbier she is, the better for the husband who is thought to be wealthy with such a well-fed wife.