Check out these 10 Interesting Facts about Chinese Wedding. How many of these do you already know?
1. The groom’s family is fully responsible for all cost of the wedding. Betrothal gifts (usually money) are often given to the bride’s family as a sincere willingness for the marriage. The more betrothal gifts, the more sincere it is. Also, the bride’s family is more willing to marry their daughter to the groom.
2. On the date of the wedding, the groom and bride wear red costumes.
3. The symbol “Xi” (Double Happiness) is used in Chinese weddings.
4. On the date of the wedding, the couple’s bedroom is decorated with red color and the bed is covered with red color bed sets.
5. On the date before the wedding, the groom and the bride are not allowed to see each other because it will bring bad luck to their after-marriage life.
6. In ancient China, people put dates, peanuts, longan, lotus seeds underneath the couple’s bed sheet as an implication of having a lot of children.
7. Unmarried ladies can put their hair down. The night before the wedding, a female elderly in the bride’s family combs the bride’s hair as a symbol of passing over the goodness and the bride’s hair need to be tied up into a bun.
8. Once the bride arrives at the groom’s family, the couple bows to the sky, bows to the groom’s parents, and bows to each other as an implication of officially getting married.
9. On the 3rd day after the wedding, the couple visits the bride’s family to tell the bride’s family that she is doing fine in the groom’s family. For most of the brides, this might be the last time they see their parents.
10. Sun set time is considered as the best time in the day, so weddings are usually held at sun set time.