Asiatic Wedding History

Whether you’re planning a standard Chinese wedding or a contemporary European- style ceremony, you’ll assuredly add some Asian wedding tradition. Many brides wear a dark costume, symbolising accomplishment, fidelity and dignity. Blooms are even favorite, as they are believed to bring great fate and wealth The wedding location is frequently decorated with a lot of purple, which represents good fortune and happiness. The groom and bride will frequently be escorted to their service by their close friends and family members, who properly give them lai see, or wonderful red envelopes filled with wealth or metal jewels.

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 as the tea is served in a special tea set. As older people may find it difficult to drink warm liquids, it’s important that the tea is n’t too hot.

Many Chinese couples will opt to perform lion dances at their receptions because they are believed 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.