My traditions in caribbean
weddings are usually between 9am to 4pm for the ceremony
the groom is not allowed to see the bride before the wedding
the couple is not allowed to spend the night together before the wedding
the couples receive counselling before they get married
there is a rehearal of how we will walk down the isle to give the bridal party some practice.
Receptions today are by invitation only and typical food consist of
rice and peas
fried tropical fish
oven baked chicken
ham and leg pork
three bean salad
vanilla swil cake
Most weddings serve alcohol and the cake is 98 % always a dark alcohol fruit cake.
Most people here will not use chocolate cake and cheese cakes and those kinds of cakes for a wedding at all.
In my fiances culture it is totally diff
the grooms family and the groom must pay for everything
all the bride has to do is turn up looking pretty
he must ask her parents for their permission and must send them gifts which will be set out for him in a list
trust me this list is very comprehensive and is a lot.
smost times the bride and groom dance down the isle instead of walking down
and they also dance into the reception room
women cannot go into the church with the backs uncovered, yes short sleeves and all that can be worn but women dress modestly
the wedding gowns are not black and white but are very colourful and the bride and groom will wear matching outfits normally made out of the same material
Thats all I can think of for now