Zulu bride, South Africa
Like almost every other wedding on this list, the weddings of the Zulu tribe in South Africa are complex, long and festive. The celebration lasts a number of days, throughout which the bride and groom perform different religious and cultural rituals. On the day of the wedding, the bride and groom wear animal skin.
The bride wears a veil made of colorful beads and ties oxtail fringes on her arms and legs. At the end of the ceremony, the brides is supposed to stick a knife in the ground as a symbolic gesture of her commitment and acceptance, after which the ceremony is complete. Following the ceremony, there is a dance-off between the bride and groom’s families.