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Korean Wedding Traditions

Korean Wedding Traditions

The Korean culture is a hearty tradition and incorporating it into your wedding can make it truly one-of-a-kind.

27 December 2021 / Caius Symboll®

These days modern culture is adapted more towards westernized weddings but with our help, you'll have all that Korea has to offer.


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.


The Korean Wedding Ceremony

The hanbok is a traditional dress worn during the wedding ceremony in Korea. During this time, both bride and groom wear their signature outfits – which represent thousands of years worth of tradition for weddings here on Earth as well! The colors are vibrant with simple designs meant not only to show off beauty but also reflect happiness from every angle imaginable; think about how classic these garments will look decades down the line when you can still picture your day wearing them proudly while walking down that aisle too.

The ceremony is a simple, quick event that usually never lasts longer than an hour. After the vows are spoken and they have had their fill of wine – which they pass around among themselves first- bride and groom seal them with bowing before drinking from this gourd grown by mother in preparation for her daughter’s new life as a wife to one man, who will be known only at home amongst family members (the celebrant).

For Korean weddings, the most important requirement is that you bring an envelope full of cash. The amount given depends on how close your relationship with the bride and groom are; if it’s just family or friends- then no money will be needed! But if this event was selected as one where outsiders attend such as guests at a cousin’s wedding for example where more formalities apply than usual because those attending don’t know many people involved in customs–they’ll expect presents too so make sure what currency goes into which pocket.

Korea is a country that practices Confucian customs. After the ceremonies, it’s tradition for the groom’s family to purchase an apartment or house and furnishings on behalf of newlyweds with money they pledge as bride price while his side provides everything else – though this isn’t always practiced these days due in part because Korean children are becoming less dependent upon their parents at such young ages which has led some couples already owning homes before marriage instead so there aren’t limits set by tradition like how much you have expected give away when your kids get married.


The Pyebaek | Korean Wedding Tradition

The pyebaek is one of many Korean wedding traditions emphasizing the importance of family within this culture. During a pyecaks, dates and chestnuts are given to the bride with her new husband visiting his parents’ home after gift-giving all in an effort by lovers folk who have separated at some point again soon as they can be together during their honeymoon phase; however, because it’s not always possible there will most likely another celebration happening right away where everyone comes together on neutral ground like neighbors or co-workers which reminds us how much love lies beneath these extravagant moments.

Many couples today are choosing to forgo some of these more traditional Korean wedding customs, but they remain an important part of Korean culture and heritage. Whether you choose to follow every tradition or just a few, make sure you and your Korean wedding party enjoy yourselves and take part in each other’s culture.


Choosing a Korean Wedding Photographer

From the moment your guests arrive at the reception hall, they are in for an experience like no other. Your wedding day should be a memorable one that you can share with loved ones forever- we want every person attending this special occasion to feel welcomed and loved by all who attend it too! So let us capture those moments of joyous celebration as well as any tearful goodbyes on film so future generations can see how much love existed on your day. Choose Symboll as your wedding photographer. Interested in wedding videography? We do that too. Thank you so much for reading! We can’t wait for you to have a blast on your day!

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