Asian Bridal Custom

Asian Bridal Custom

Whether you’re planning a traditional Chinese wedding or a contemporary European- style ceremony, you’ll probably integrate some Asiatic wedding tradition. Some brides wear a red outfit, symbolising victory, commitment and dignity. Blooms are also famous, as they are believed to bring good fate and fortune. Red, the color of good fortune and prosperity, is frequently used as the marriage venue’s accent. The groom and bride will typically be escorted to their ceremony by their close friends and family members, who may give them lai observe, or blessed red envelopes filled with money or metal 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 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.