There’s an old tradition in the U.S. (which is often exhibited on TV) where the bride isn’t supposed to see the groom the day before the wedding, to prevent bad luck. It turns out there’s a similar tradition in Turkmenistan: on the day of their wedding, the bride isn’t supposed to talk to the groom. As a symbol of her loyalty, she is supposed to wear a red cloth around her mouth.
Traditional bridal attire in Turkmenistan is a red dress made from homemade fabric, often silk, studded with silver pendants, combined with silver jewelry. These pendants are not for purely aesthetic reasons, but usually they are against bad luck. The wedding, much like the dress, is decorated with rich ornaments.