Post # 1
my soon-to-be-fiance is half korean. he is a typical boy and knows nothing about korean wedding traditions. could you suggest a good place for me to learn about the culture / etiquette surrounding korean weddings? i’ve read about the paebaek ceremony, and gorgeous hanboks…but looking for advice on any general expectations that a groom’s family has for the bride and her family regarding gifts, engagement party, etc? Any etiquette i should be made aware of? of course, i will also be talking to his family, but wanted a head start 🙂
thanks for your help, east asian bees!
Post # 3
WHAT KIND OF THINGS DID YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT? I KNOW IN TERMS OF THE DADS, THEY TYPICALLY GET THE DADS A NICE SUIT AS A GIFT. THE MOTHERS USUALLY LIKE THE TRADITIONAL HANBOK AS A GIFT AS WELL. IT REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW KOREAN HIS MOTHER IS?
Post # 4
hi again, hive!
my fiance thinks he overheard one of his aunt’s saying that because neither of his parents are alive, we cannot do the paebaek ceremony. is this true? if so, what korean traditions can we include at our wedding?
Post # 5
@deebs: I dont think that is true. I think they are thinking way too much into the tradition. I believe they can do something that honors his parents even though they are not here. But there is a lot involved with the paebaek ceremony. Thus, I suggest maybe finding out if there is like some sort of photo studio near you guys that rents out the traditional wedding hanbok to you guys and you guys can take pictures in it. With that being said, you guys can place pictures of you guys that you took in the hanbok around your reception hall or something? I’m not having a lot of Korean stuff at my wedding either, but we’re giving away KOrean tea bags as favors and I’m putting little Korean cake toppers on top of my cake. 🙂