Asiatic Marriage Traditions

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Whether you’re planning a classic Chinese wedding or a present Northern- style ceremony, you’ll likely incorporate some Eastern wedding tradition. Many brides wear a crimson gown, symbolising achievements, loyalty and dignity. Blooms are even common, as they are believed to bring nice success and fortune. The wedding venue is frequently decorated with a lot of reddish, which represents good fortune and growth. The groom and bride will often be escorted to their meeting by their close friends and family members, who may sell them lai view, or happy red envelopes filled with wealth or silver earrings.

A Chinese couple’s parents will be formally introduced to each other during the Guo Da Li () ceremony, which typically involves tea. A ‘Si Dian Jin’, or four pieces of gold is traditionally gifted from the groom’s family to the bride’s. This symbolises the promise that their daughter will be well taken care of and given a good home.

After the introductions, the couple will serve tea to their parents, grandparents and relatives in order of seniority. The couple is typically seated on either side of the table and is served in a special tea set. As older people may find it challenging to drink warm beverages, it’s important that the tea be kept at a room temperature.

Many Chinese couples will opt to perform lion dances at their receptions because they are said to protect the newlyweds and ward off evil spirits. Additionally, firecrackers are frequently lit because they are thought to usher in good fortune and ward off evil spirits.

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