Asiatic Bridal Custom

Asiatic Bridal Custom

Whether you’re planning a traditional Chinese marriage or a current Western- style ceremony, you’ll possibly combine some Asian wedding tradition. Many brides wear a crimson gown, symbolising accomplishment, fidelity and glory. Lilies are even popular, as they are believed to bring nice luck and fortune. Red, the color of good fortune and prosperity, is frequently used as the bridal venue’s accent. The groom and bride will usually be escorted to their meeting by their close friends and family members, who properly offer them lai see, or blessed red envelopes filled with wealth or silver 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 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.