Posted by Cinderilla on August 24, 2011
Have you ever considered the Asian wedding for you big day? Recently, Asian-themed wedding seems be a hot topic! I have a friend who married a Chinese girl sent me his wedding pictures! It’s totally different from ours! Now today, Asian-themed wedding will be told! At first this might come as a surprise. We know that white is classic in western countries! Generally, white wedding dress is the first choice for most brides! But, in China, white is bad, for it’s the color of death. Red and black are good for the colors of luck and prosperity! But there is another exception in Japan. White always plays an important role in their wedding, which values simplicity and nature!
In China, “hair dressing” ritual is performed for the bride in the morning of the wedding day, A “good luck woman”, woman with living parents, spouse and children, will come to help dressing up the bride’s hair. The woman should also speak auspicious words while tying up her hair in a bun, a style of married woman. Capping” ritual for the groom is performed at the groom’s home, where father of the groom place a hat decorated with cypress leaves on the groom’s head. The groom will bring the bridal sedan chair, an equivalent of a limousine nowadays, and a group of relatives and friends to go to fetch the bride.
Another funny game during wedding is the door game in China. Door game originated from ancient time which implies that the bride is a lovely girl and her family and friends do not want to marry her away. The groom will be blocked at the bride’s door, and her friends will try to stop him from entering by asking questions about the bride, a way to test if he really cares about her. They may also do other tricks to delay the bride’s leaving. The groom will try to buy his way in by presenting “Li Shi”, token money wrapped in red envelops. The entire “bargain” process is joyous and good-natured.
Posted by avril on July 15, 2011
Different countries have their different wedding custom. Today, our topic is the Bridal Shower. In addition, some wedding customs will be mention in different countries. Bridal shower and wedding customs have been inherited throughout the years in many countries from their ancestors. In China, couples prefer to marry on the half hour. Because when the clock is on the up swing, it symbolizes ascending fortune. One Filipino tradition includes winding strands of flowers, coins, or even diamonds in figure eights around the necks of the bride and groom. This process represents the conjugal bond. A multi-layered fruitcake topped by a small cedar tree is a wedding tradition in Bermuda. The tree is planted after the ceremony and is expected to grow with the love of the couple. It is considered good luck in England for a bride to be kissed by a chimney sweep on the way to her wedding. Sweeps are associated with hearth and home, and thus domestic bliss. During the middle ages, the whiteness of the cake was a sign not of the bride’s purity, but of the sugar’s. The whiter the icing, the more expensive the cake
The Bridal Shower began with an form of the dowry. In the 1890′s, friends and family put small gifts in parasols that were opened over the bride’s head. Why did the custom originate from? Now here is the story goes. Once upon a time, a young Dutch girl fell in love with a young Dutch miller. The miller was so generous to the poor that he could never save a fortune for himself. For the unfavourable situation of poor miller, the maiden’s father strongly disapproved of the match and refused to give her a dowry. But the village folks, and the young people, had exerted a great expection on their marriage. To make up the girl’s dowry, each villager brought some treasured possession of his/her own until a chest had been filled with all household goods that a bride should bring to her new home. With these contributions, they ‘showered’ the maiden until even her father was won over. From that day to this, it has been the custom for the bride’s friends and family to present her with gifts for her new life. Don’t despair over a bad turn in the weather. An old Roman proverb states, “Rain falls in the lap of the happy bride.”