(Closed) Good Website for Chinese wedding traditionsposted 6 years ago in East Asian
- 6 years ago
oh wow! awesome! thank you! i’ve always seen people pour tea to the brides family first because of the door games…i’ve learned something new!
also..i didn’t know this one!
3. Bridal Bed
It is preferred that no one sleeps or sits on the bridal bed after its installation and blessing for fertility. If however, the groom needs to sleep on it before the wedding he should be accompanied by a young boy preferably born in the year of the Dragon. To leave one side of the bridal bed empty is considered a curse on the health of the couple.
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
@tenacity: Yes. Traditionally, the groom’s side should be served first. The tea ceremony first and foremost is to introduce the bride to the groom’s family. I just went to my brother’s wedding and we got served first (got to play in it as an older sister ;))
Its more male dominated in this culture..traditionally the male also pays for the wedding.
all the chinese customs vary by dialect..as you can see…some of the dowry requirements vary by Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew. My family is Cantonese and my sister in law is Teochew, so she asked for the four points of gold from my Mom but my mom did not give her that. She did give my sister in law a diamond bracelet though.
However, at least for the Chinese traditions practiced by Singaporean Chinese..this is pretty much very accurate, dowry, tea ceremony everything.
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