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Chinese Wedding Traditions
-On the morning of the wedding, the groom ‘fetches’ the bride in an elaborate ceremony that can involve ‘tasks’ from the bride’s family – things the groom must do before they will ‘let her go.’
-The pre-wedding tea ceremony at the groom’s family home is an integral part of any Chinese wedding. It’s the formal ‘introduction’ of the bride to her new in-laws.
-Red is the central colour in Chinese culture, and is used for invitations, decorations and more.
-The bride and groom have to keep their shoes on from the time they put them on in the morning until the end of the wedding. Let’s hope they bought some good insoles!
-Only after the wedding reception are the bride and groom considered truly married in the eyes of their friends and families.
-Traditionally, the bride returns home three days after the wedding, as a guest bearing gifts to her family. Now, a simple outfit change after the tea ceremony at the groom’s home represents the passing of three days.
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