Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Africa & the Middle East
Reload this Page > Anyone know any fun wedding traditions in South Africa?

Anyone know any fun wedding traditions in South Africa?


Jul 6th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 108
Anyone know any fun wedding traditions in South Africa?

I am throwing a bridal shower at a wine bar in a few weeks. Instead of just doing the traditional shower games (toilet paper wedding gown design, etc), I was hoping to bring a little culture to the party. I thought it would be fun if we incorporated an activity or tradition from another country...and at the same time, enjoy a glass of wine from the same country. We are going to sample 3 wines, so I was hoping for 3 activities. I will pick the wines after I decided which countries have fun traditions that I can use at my shower.

One fun idea from Spain that I found while surfing the internet was to have all of the single ladies at the shower sign the sole of the brides wedding shoes. According to Spanish legend, the girl whose signature has faded the least at the end of the wedding night is the next to get married. This is not really a game or activity, but I thought it may be a fun tradition to copy.

I was hoping some of you on this forum may have some other fun ideas to share with me. Even if it is just the smallest tradition, I may be able to modify it into a full on activity. Thanks for your help
knwolf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jul 6th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,476
what a nice idea.
lincasanova is online now  
Reply With Quote
Jul 7th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 184
I agree #1

I married in South Africa, by law I had to have 2 natural South Africans as witness, we were from the UK & staying with UK friends so didn't really know anyone at that stage so we asked our friends cleaner & her husband if they could do this for us & they accepted. Just as the vicar finished out of the blue she stood up & sang to us a traditional tribal blessing, it was wonderful !
braaiseason is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:08 AM.