In Scotland, before a bride is to marry the love of her life, she must endure public humiliation by being "blackened".
In Fiji not only are men expected to ask their father in law for his daughters hand in marriage, they are also expected to bring him a whale tooth.
In Japan, the bride is painted pure white from head to toe, declaring she is a maiden. She also wears a white kimono and an elaborate head piece.
Being a virgin until the first wedding night ensures her deep respect of the groom's family. After this test of virginity it is time for the wedding reception to start.
Being a virgin is very important among Tanzanian Muslims. Stains on the bed sheet are expected to prove bride's virginity. If there are no stains she has to return all the wedding presents she got.
Latwoka tribe in Sudan has a tradition that if a boy wants to marry a girl, he kidnaps her. After kidnapping elderly people of his family go to girl's father and ask for her hand.
If girl's father agrees he beats the guy as a symbol of acceptance and if he doesn't agree, the kidnapper marries the girl forcefully.
For centuries, the Romanis have had this tradition, that if the man manage to forcefully kidnap a girl and keep her by his side for 2-3 days, she officially becomes his wife.
There is a group of people called the Daur that live in Chinese Inner Mongolia. In order to finalize the wedding date the bride and groom are required to kill a baby chick while holding the knife together.