Scotland: blackening of the bride Scottish brides-to-be are taken by surprise by their friends ahead of the big day, and pelted with all sorts of rubbish such as curdled milk, dead fish, spoiled food, tar and feathers.She is then tied to a tree and after taken for a night of drinking.
In order to counter this, they must first be married to a tree and the tree cut down to break the curse.
France: drinking from the toilet Newlyweds in France were forced to drink leftovers from their wedding out of a toilet bowl.
Korea: beating the groom's feet Korean tradition dictates that the groom has his feet beaten with fish or a cane before his first night as a married man — to test his true strength and character.
India: marrying a tree In parts of India women born as Mangliks (an astrological combination when Mars and Saturn are both under the 7th house), are apparently "cursed" and thought to be likely to cause their husband an early death.
Sparta: cross dressing In Spartan culture, brides would have to shave their heads and dress up like men.
Ireland: feet on the ground In Ireland, the bride's feet must stay on the floor at all times when she and the groom are dancing.
This is due to the belief that if they don't, evil fairies will come and sweep her away.
Germany: smashing plates Guests to traditional German weddings bring the happy couple any type of porcelain except glass, and then smash them in the belief that this will ward off evil spirits.
The couple are then expected to clean up the mess together, learning that married life will not be easy, but by working together, they can overcome any challenge.