I'm from Indonesia .. which any of you might know is an island country devided into thirty provincies consisting many tribes.
Each tribes has its own traditional wedding ceremony which of course unique.
For example in Jakarta with Betawi as its origin, the wedding ceremony is quite unique and entertaining. The bride and the groom are stayed apart in different house. As moslems, 'marriage vow' is already done one day or couple of hours earlier. So the wedding ceremony is just a celebration and announcement to the neighbours or society that the 2 persons are married.
Back to the ceremony, while the bride is waiting in her house wearing traditional wedding clothes, the groom walks all the way to the bride's house in convoy with his relatives. They carrying presents such as dresses, varied traditional foods and cakes, fruits, etc, but the most famous from Betawi traditional wedding ceremony is "crocodile bread"
When he arrives in front of the bride's house, a representative of each side (bride and groom) will deliver limerick toward each other. Then after some q&a limericks, the groom may proced entering the bride's house. Wedding procession continues.
Ah, sorry, I'm trying my best to describe it clearly. But if you still get confusion while reading it, sorry again guys.
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