Asiatic Ceremony Traditions

Whether you’re planning a standard Chinese wedding or a present Western- style ceremony, you’ll possibly combine some Eastern wedding tradition. Many brides wear a crimson gown, symbolising accomplishment, fidelity and glory. Lilies are also popular, as they are believed to bring good success and fortune. The ceremony stadium is frequently decorated with a lot of dark, which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. The groom and bride will typically be escorted to their meeting by their close friends and family members, who properly sell them lai notice, or lucky red envelopes filled with cash 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 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 avenge evil spirits.