Asian Wedding Traditions

With millennials and their youngsters embracing culture and tradition, more couples than ever before are turning to the Eastern place for their big morning. Whether it’s an Indian or Korean American bridal, the ceremonies are a beautiful way for families to join with their heritage and go on spiritual traditions.

One of the most important wedding traditions is the swirling of the divine hearth, which translates to “your aspirations for happiness and duty to your relatives are encircled by this fire”. This meeting is often conducted in front of the bride and groom’s kids before they take their pledges.

Another common ritual is paying admiration to the child’s elders, which is done by the wife preparing meal for her new husband’s relatives the day after their wedding. This is a method for the bride to display her appreciation to her in- laws and to ask for their blessings

The wife may also attend her own parents for dinner a few days after her wedding to bless them for raising her and give them a donation as a form of kudos.

In the past, when Chinese couples were engaged, the groom had to pay the bride price, which was usually in the form of money, gifts or a roasted pig. The bride’s family then wished the couple a long and prosperous marriage. Tea was also served as a betrothal gift, as it is believed that the evergreen nature of the plant signifies longevity.