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Wedding Traditions Around the World

Looking to tie the knot? From a sand unity ceremony to jumping the broom, find inspiration for your memorable day with these wedding traditions from around the world.

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Jumping the Broom

Sweep away the old, and bring in the new! That’s one of the ideas behind the tradition of jumping the broom. A fixture of African-American weddings in the antebellum South, the tradition was revived with the popularity of Alex Haley’s Roots in the 1970s.

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