What do you think weddings in each nation would be like? Help ya girl out, your writing is A1 and I could use some of your ideas plsss
Fire Nation weddings and Earth Kingdom weddings would probably be similar and depend on your social status. For the nobles and upper class, the event would likely be grand and formal, following certain traditions, requiring particular recitings, and likely stripping all real romance from the day (don’t hate me, but I really, really see tons of similarities between strict Catholic weddings and upper class FN/EK weddings).
For the middle to lower class, the weddings are probably far more intimate, with touches of tradition and formality, but the day focuses on the couple over anything else. It’s a celebration of them.
I’ve written a fic based on what I think a Southern Water Tribe wedding would be like, and this stems largely from my headcanon that consummation, fertility, and pregnancy would be at the heart of the traditions (survival, basically). You can read it here: Lessons.
Long story short, the wedding spreads out over a week. The Tribe’s matriarch speaks for the spirits, who unite the couple in their strengths and weaknesses over the course of seven days and nights.
Sex Intimacy is the biggest focus, but luckily, with the war’s end, survival becomes less and less of an issue. Couples are allowed to opt out of getting pregnant immediately and simply enjoy each other and what the spirits are teaching them.
For the Northern Water Tribe, given their highly patriarchal society, I see arranged marriages being the common tradition. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet your spouse before the wedding day, but ultimately, there is no time for bonding or courting before the wedding day. Families choose who their children will marry and there is little-to-no-say in the matter from the children.
The Air Nomads don’t practice marriage.