Chinese weddings are conscious. While many of these customs no longer followed today there are still a few that have survived the centuries and are part of the modern weddings.There is a Chinese saying, “男大当婚, 女大当嫁. It is natural to get married when you grow up.”And so, marriage is very important to the Chinese culture.
In America and many other countries, handles of the family of the bride at the expense of the wedding. Furthermore, it is traditionally the bride is “-day.” For the Chinese, but thought it is the bridegroom the day. The family of the groom may the festivities and if the happy couple marries, the bride is part of the family of the groom. Years ago, the bride could expect never to see her family again. Before the wedding which would bride to go with her friends in seclusion for a few days to day adopt. Of course in this day and age, most couples costs even worry about the marriage and the bride is not expected that to favor one side of the family over others.
The selection of the date
For the Chinese couple, the selection of a date is not as easy as I said, everything on their behalf must be “hey I free this weekend, why we do it then?” “Am.” The day is a lucky day. The numbers of the month and days have to be happy and the Moon and the stars must be properly aligned. Most Chinese families choose their wedding date lunar calendar. Appointments with lucky number eight (“ba”, similar to sound like “fa”, which means good fortune) are on a wedding day for most of the time.
An integral part of the wedding celebration is the color red. Of the red wedding invitations to the Red gift envelopes, to the bride red wedding dress, can you be sure in this bold and happy to be surrounded if you are a Chinese wedding.
The bridal bed
Traditionally, the parents of the groom are the happy couple with a new bed complete with all necessary components. Blankets, pillows, linen, and all that with warm and cozy is the bed are part of this gift. The bed is the parents of the groom and the groom are sleeping on this bed the night before the wedding. A young nephew is on the bed in the hope, the happy couple will be fruitful and bounce an heir.
The symbol for “Double Happiness” accessories and decorations is prominent on Chinese wedding, invitations, red money envelopes and other traditional Chinese wedding.
On the day of the wedding, the happy couple will tea to the parents of the bride and groom and other prestigious wedding guests to serve in the order of their seniority. On the other hand is the guests to present the couple with gold jewelry and money in red envelopes.
Is traditional Chinese bride will bear three wedding dresses. The first is a traditional white dress with a veil. This is worn during the ceremony. The second wedding dress is a traditional Chinese wedding dress in the banquet worn. The third is away the bride dress. Changes of Banquet, to them briefly before leaving.
The wedding banquet
The banquet or feast, is probably the most important part of the Chinese wedding. The banquet is important the families of the bride and groom, because it can save them to “Face” with their friends and relatives. They keep it for a return of all the benefits they paid over the years. In fact, for the traditional Chinese families the banquet is more for the parents of the bride and groom, as the happy couple.
Most weddings are 12 dinner, consisting of from delicacies such as abalone, shark fin soup, suckling pig and fried rice. While there are traditionally no glass of champagne or a Chinese wedding guests can expect an open bar drinking a good glass of cognac with the happy couple.