European countries

One of the most unique things about weddings in Latvia and Lithuania is that the wedding has to be published in the church bulletin for up to six months beforehand. And then the bride has to spend at least a week with the groom's mother to be evaluated whether she is a fitting wife for the son.
In Germany, there is a tradition where the night before the wedding, friends, guests and relatives bring and break old dishes in front of the couple's house as it is held that the broken dishes will forever bring luck to the union.

Believe it or not, a good number of wedding traditions in common practice today are borrowed from Europe. There is a European tradition and belief that the bride should not step on the threshold of the couple's new home, as that would bring bad luck to the marriage. Thus the groom has to carry the bride over the threshold when entering the house for the first time.