The giant dresses, the extravagant weddings, the mysterious customs, and the tv show have sparked a world-wide phenomenon that is encapsulated in TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It is quite intriguing to see the diverse culture that has survived centuries of persecution and discrimination be brought to life through wedding customs.
Flower girl = Mini Brides
It was quite interesting that in some cultures it is considered taboo to wear white at a wedding, let alone wear the same dress as the bride. In this gypsy wedding, the bride does not have any flower girls but actually mini brides that have miniature replicas of the bride’s dress.
The dresses are larger than life. Featured in this photo this gypsy inspired wedding dress weighs 280 pounds. What a workout just to dress yourself and move around.
At a gyspy wedding there are no formal RSVPs. Which means with a larger than life dress also comes with a humongous cake. Although eaten, parts of the cake are thrown around and food fights are also common at gypsy weddings.