Dating practices around the world
The wedding runs for seven days with different parties for women and men.
Three days are for the bride where she is prepared through traditional beautification and partying before the marriage on the fourth day.
In the process a favorable date for the wedding would be found that was calculated from the birth dates of the groom and bride.
On the wedding day, the journey to the bride's home would start with the bridesmaids giving him the hardest time of his life.
Today a healthy lifestyle and clear vision are often enough to convince a woman you’re worthy of consideration. In Fiji you must go for something unusual and present it to the father-in-law before you can ask for her hand.
The fifth and sixth days would see more celebrations before the different parties for men and women converged with the bride put atop a cushion and held on high in front of the family and friends.
The groom would be hoisted on the shoulders of the men in attendance.
Nonetheless, this practice was legally stopped in 1991.
The Chinese marriage started off with a consultation of an astrologer.