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Chinese Wedding Traditions

Chinese Wedding Traditions

27 December 2021 / Caius Symboll®

Chinese Wedding Traditions

Chinese wedding traditions are a very important aspect of Chinese culture. They have been around for a long time and will continue to be part of Chinese weddings as they evolve in the future.

27 December 2021 / Caius Symboll®

There are many wedding traditions that you should know about before your wedding ceremony, so read on for some useful information!

Traditional Chinese Wedding Traditions

Traditional Chinese weddings are steeped in tradition and culture. During the proposal, an engagement with cake presents from both sides of the family can be seen as proof that you’re serious about being tied down for life! There’s even more than meets eye if it comes to formalities – after all these “propositions” must go through some big changes before reaching their conclusion so don’t forget yourself or your partner during this important time without forgetting who proposed in what context (pun most certainly intended).

A groom’s family will often present different gifts to announce their engagement, which is usually food and cakes. The two families send “Double Happiness Cakes” together as well as invitations during this period for close friends and relatives of both parties to attend the event – although not necessarily on behalf since they may come bearing presents too!

A bride also provides a dowry list beforehand so that everything can be set up properly when it comes down to performing rituals like setting her bridal bed or doing other tasks related thereto; these practices have been passed down from generation to generation without much change due partly because weddings themselves are viewed positively within society.


Chinese Tea Ceremony

During the tea ceremony, both families are introduced to each other and share some food. The groom then goes to meet with the bride-to-be at her house where they will enjoy an intimate event before being blocked by bridesmaids who show their support for this special day in front of everyone else’s eyes.

The first thing that happens is them drinking Tsao Chün (a Chinese herbal drink) which has spiritual properties meant specifically for weddings as well as luck during wedding proceedings; it was also given out free from one family member onto another – so now there’s even more reason not just why you should get married but when! After such important business gets handled…it begins feast time!!

The groom takes his bride on a journey to commemorate their marriage. He decorates the car and together they share tea before picking up guests for an exclusive Chinese-style reception at home. The ceremony begins with traditional rituals like exchanging rings, drinking from the same pot of leaves during partaking in arm crossing. Once all have arrived it will soon become clear that there can only be room enough if everyone’s family joins this celebration!

On the wedding night, a dragon and phoenix candle will be lit for you both to enjoy. This is said to symbolize good luck on your first night as husband or wife; plus it tastes great too! You may then drink from two cups tied together by a red string – this represents loyalty in marriage… And when it comes time for dinner (a raw dumpling meal), remember what it represents, “This dish reminds us of never-ending love!”


Traditional Chinese Wedding Invitations

The traditional Chinese way to celebrate a wedding is through invitations. The recipient’s name will be written in gold or red ink, and the text includes information about when they need to show up at which location for an event. These types of paper items were used back during Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) because there was no other formality like printing available then that could have communicated such important details without being destroyed immediately after use due date wedding customs are still practiced today despite digital technology becoming much more popular than ever before throughout Asia so keep your eyes peeled!


Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress | Qipao

Traditional Chinese culture is still very much alive and well in the modern world. While some traditions have changed over time, such as forgoing a veil on one’s face or donning white during ceremonies instead of red (representing happiness), other practices remain constant throughout history: weddings call for brides-to-be to wear qipao dresses – traditionally meant to be seen with their faces covered by veils; these garments symbolize prosperity luckiness and good fortune among other things.



The bride is a guest in the groom’s family, so it only makes sense that they would prepare an appropriate breakfast for their new daughter. In many cultures this can include giving her some time to herself after such excitement from yesterday’s events–maybe even with just one or two close friends; maybe more if she wants them! They will usually share stories about themselves and what made each person decide on getting married while enjoying all sorts of goodies as well…

A few days later when everything has died down but not before there were handshakes exchanged between everyone present at least once over freshly brewed coffee drinks.


Three-day Symbolization

The traditional Chinese wedding is often a time for celebration, with guests coming together to celebrate and honor family. This type of bonding creates memories that will last forever as everyone shares stories from their pasts during the meal after dinner on day three – when newlyweds visit their relatives’ homes! On this special occasion there are many traditions associated- some old school like presenting roasted pig at weddings; while others might sound more modern (going digital), such as exchanging money digitally through mobile payments instead cash presents so you don’t need any bulky Cash Whopping Boxes anymore) In addition, if possible try incorporating both Eastern and Western elements during your ceremony for that extra touch of uniqueness and modernization.


Choosing a Chinese 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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