Pre-Wedding Korean Traditions
The kireogi, or wild goose as it was sometimes called in the old days to which a prospective groom would present himself before his future mother-in-law at Jeonanrye ceremony. This tradition is respected for being both harmonious and structured but with modern weddings coming into play, people may opt-out of traditional items like this due to them choosing different things such as wooden geese instead if they’re going all out on style so that bride’s daughter can have an insight into what life will be like living under one roof together.
The parents of the bride and groom are entitled to invite whomever they please, but often result in a guest count as large as 500! Korean tradition is that on your special day you’ll wander around greeting guests with the bride having her own space where she can greet those who come into contact. Photos will also be taken before this ceremony begins so there’s no chance for embarrassment if things go wrongfully during or afterward like some other cultures might experience. Korean wedding ceremonies take up to several hours which is another reason why it’s essential to keep all parties entertained while this takes place.