How grooms clean up for their wedding days – from India to Ghana

Whether he’s from Bali or Bulgaria, there are few things in life as anticipated and carefully prepared for as a groom’s wedding day. Here are some groom prepping customs from all over the world that are sure to intrigue and inspire when it comes to getting ready for the most important day of your life.

INDIA

Indian weddings are truly traditional and can continue for up to five days. Customary to Indian culture, there are many rituals to be honored both before and after the wedding day. Arguably, the most important one would be selecting the outfit of your dreams for both bride and groom.

Besides the conventional Western wedding suit that is sometimes used, the groom can also choose between the Jodhpur and Prince styles, the attire of choice for a more ethnic and representative look of the beautiful and rich culture of India.

JAPAN

Despite heavy influence from the Western world, Japan has kept most of its traditions when it comes to marriage. So much so that couples might opt to have two wedding ceremonies, one in the traditional Shinto style and the other in a Christian Church with a minister.

The reason for this has nothing to do with religion, but is because the Japanese find conventional Western weddings fashionable and elegant.

The groom would visit a tailor, try different suits and tuxedos, and get measured to find the right match for his Western style wedding. Once the perfect match has been found, the wedding can begin, and he proudly dons his suit, custom tailored with the artistry of a master.

BULGARIA

Although there once were many more wedding rituals in ancient Bulgaria, today most of them have disappeared and they have adopted a more American and Western approach to marriage. The groom wears an elegant and traditional tuxedo, and the bride dons a long and flowing white wedding gown.

For good luck, both bride and groom will step into the church with their right foot first and then walk down the aisle.

MONGOLIA

In a traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony, the bride and the groom will each wear what’s known as a Deel, a kind of intricately patterned clothing that’s been worn for centuries by Mongols and other nomadic tribes in Central Asia and indicates tribal affiliations and family status.

GHANA

Wedding attire in Ghana is often very colorful and full of different patterns. Each family has their own set of patterns adorning the bride’s and groom’s wedding outfits, to represent each side of the union.

NORWAY

In Norway, the traditional wedding costume is called a Bunad. It can also be worn for other occasions such as christening parties.

The groom wears a traditional white and red folk wedding outfit: a jacket with a long neck, a 12 button red vest underneath with a floral handkerchief as a fly, and a round hat with embroidered patterns. The socks are pulled over the black trousers to the knees, with traditional Norwegian folk shoes.

MOROCCO

Famous all over the world for their ancient culture, the Moroccans are certainly not ones to spare any expenses when it comes to holy matrimony.

The groom will wear a custom tailored Moroccan style wedding jacket with intricate ethnic patterns that impress and bedazzle the beholder. A lot of time goes into tailoring the groom’s suit, and it’s not uncommon to find precious metals and gems in their exquisite wedding outfits.

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