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Asiatic Marriage Custom

Whether you’re planning a traditional Chinese marriage or a contemporary Eastern- style ceremony, you’ll possible combine some Asian wedding tradition. Some brides wear a red outfit, symbolising success, fidelity and glory. Lilies are even famous, as they are believed to bring excellent fortune and fortune. The bridal place is frequently decorated with a lot of crimson, which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. The groom and bride will typically be escorted to their ceremony by their close friends and family members, who may offer them lai see, or fortunate red envelopes filled with wealth or gold jewellery.

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 kneeling 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 the reception because they are said to protect the newlyweds and ward off evil spirits. Additionally, firecrackers are frequently lit because they are believed to elude evil spirits and bring good fortune.