Bizarre Marriage Traditions

October 12, 2018


In France, you can marry your deceased sweetheart.  Not sure how the divorce will work.



In Greece, you must announce your wedding nuptials in the newspaper.  If you’re planning a Romeo and Juliet type of wedding, your families are likely to find out sooner rather than later.




In England, you need a roof over your head in order to get married – literally.  With all the rain in the country do you blame them.



Saudi Arabian men are not permitted to marry anyone from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar.



An American soldier can get married by proxy. In Montana neither party needs to show up…a double proxy will get you married. It might be lonely at the alter, but at least you’ll finally have a ring on it.



In Vermont, you’ll need your husband’s permission to wear dentures.



In Scotland, the bride and groom are trashed with food, including rotten eggs and fish. Scots believe that if a couple can withstand this, their marriage can withstand anything.  They may be onto something here.



In Cape Cod, the groom must kill six blackbirds or three crows before he is allowed to say I do. Bright side – the bride never has to worry about going hungry.



In Daur, China, a couple is required to catch and dissect a chicken.  If the chicken’s liver is healthy they get married.  You know what’s on the menu for the reception.



In Salem married couples cannot sleep naked in a rented room. This may be a problem depending how many years you've been married.



Getting divorce is Philippines is unlikely and you’ll a lucky horse shoe to get an annulment. So when you say I do…you better mean it for life.



My Favorite – In Wichita you’re going to want to get on your mother-in-law’s good side.  The law allows mistreatment of these ladies as grounds for divorce.

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