Asiatic Wedding Cultures

With millennials and their kids embracing culture and tradition, more newlyweds than ever before are turning to the Asian location for their huge day. Whether it’s an Indian or Korean American ceremony, the ceremonies are a wonderful way for families to connect with their heritage and slip on sacred traditions.

One of the most important wedding traditions is the circling of the divine fireplace, which translates to “your aspirations for prosperity and duty to your community are encircled by this fire”. This festival is often conducted in front of the bride and groom’s relatives before they take their commitments.

Another popular ritual is paying appreciation to the child’s elders, which is done by the wife preparing breakfast for her new father’s family the day after their wedding. This is a way for the bride to demonstrate her love to her in- rules and to ask for their blessings.

The bride would furthermore attend her own families for breakfast a few days after her marriage to thank them for raising her and offer them a gift as a form of thanks.

In the past, when Chinese couples were engaged, the groom had to pay the bride price, which was usually in the form of money, gifts or a roasted pig. The bride’s family then wished the couple a long and prosperous marriage. Tea was also served as a betrothal gift, as it is believed that the evergreen nature of the plant signifies longevity.