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Copy of Traditional Chinese Wedding

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Red envelope to bride's parents

Pre-arrange Marriage

Matching birthday & pick a auspicious date

Hire a matchmaker
Birthday matching for bride and groom
Choose the auspicious wedding date from lunar calendar for wedding day
Hair Ceremonies
The night before wedding, both bride and groom will perform comb hair ceremonies at their own home.
Usually perform by their grandmother or elderly women who are still married.

by Quinn & Aileen
Do you know how a traditional Chinese wedding look like?
Imagine
Arranged by parents, elders.
No freedom of choosing your own marriage
Monogamy was the norm for most ordinary citizen
New couple and parents strictly follow each and every ceremonial steps of Chines culture in terms of tradition, attire, and venue.
Traditional
Chinese
wedding

"Guo da Li"
- Betrothal Ceremony
The gifts a groom brings to bride's home?
Tradition
Tradition
Tradition
Tradition
Bride's dress
- QiPao

red color , long, form, fit
one piece
embroidered with golden thread of phoenix or both dragon & phoenix.

In Southern China, the wedding dress (hung kwa/cheungsum) is often two pieces.
Sleeves are above wrist to show off jewelries.
Grooms will give a red envelope which is amount of money as a gift to the bride’s parents for thank them take care of the bride for so many years.
This is not selling or buying the bride.
It's a gift.
Jewelery
- Betrothal Ceremony
Lunar Calendar
Venue
Restaurant, banquet food
Tea ceremony
Home decoration
Mostly symbolize:

Happiness
Longevity
Wealthy
Healthy
Tea ceremonies
The bride & groom kneels down 3 times:
heaven, earth
ancestors,
parents

each other
cousins

Room Decoration
mount double happiness
Hang Auspicious, red flower around the bed
in the room on the walls, closets...
Dragon & Phoenix bedding set...
VS
Piggyback to room
Room
Congratulation !
Wedding tradition:
The prearrange marriage
Auspicious wedding date, the lunar calendar
Betrothal ceremonies, “Go Da Li” cakes…
Hair ceremonies
QiPao, gold jewelries
Restaurant, the banquet food
Tea ceremony
Home decoration
Wedlock
Q & A?
Thank you!
Bride: gold jewelry gifts like dragon and phoenix bracelets, necklaces, golden rings, jades or perals .
Grooms: gold necklace or golden ring.

Banquet food
Cheungsum
QiPao
source: Lunar Calendar, World Journal Magazine, page 2-29. 2014.Printed.

source
Source: China’s answer to Valentine’s Day”, CNN Wire Staff, August 5, 2011 9:49 p.m. EDT, CNN, Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

Source: China’s answer to Valentine’s Day”, CNN Wire Staff, August 5, 2011 9:49 p.m. EDT, CNN, Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

China’s answer to Valentine’s Day”, CNN Wire Staff, August 5, 2011 9:49 p.m. EDT, CNN, Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

Source:
China’s answer to Valentine’s Day”, CNN Wire Staff, August 5, 2011 9:49 p.m. EDT, CNN,
Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

"Wedding Customs." World Eras. Ed. Guangqiu Xu. Vol. 7: Imperial China,
617-1644. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 357-358. Gale Virtual Reference
Library . Web. 16 Jan. 2014.

Wilson, Verity. "Qipao." Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Ed. Valerie
Steele.Vol. 3. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. 71. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.


Lunar Calendar, World Journal Magazine, page 2-29. 2014.Printed.
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