Rich symbolism permeates the traditions used in Asian bridal ceremony rituals The ceremonies are a nod to Asian culture’s deeply ingrained beliefs that the union of couples should be honored by their families and by the universe. These ceremonies range from the wedding hairdressing and capping ceremonies for the bride to the otoshigami, where the groom blocks himself with his family and friends. The tea ceremony also features the couple serving their parents, grandparents, and other elders and receiving red envelopes ( or hong bao ) filled with money or jewelry.

On the day of their wedding, it is customary in Chinese celebrations to recognize one’s predecessors and gods. To get rid of terrible ghosts, this entails taking a fruit leaf shower and donning fresh clothing. The couple’s relatives is then expected to create 12 gifts for their daughter-to-be, including wedding cookies, standard Chinese cake, a bamboo utensil set, candles and firecrackers, gold jewelry, and cash.

Generally, a march travels from the vicar’s household to the bride in the Japanese bride festival. Visitors will have lanterns and banners, sound gongs to frighten away evil spirits, and illumination a bonfire made from the sacred sakaki tree’s branches. A short poem that teaches the brides spiritual norms for married life is therefore read by a miko, or feminine aide of the preacher.

The few bows to the princess’s ancestors and the temple gods after giving two handclaps. A few days after, to exhibit her respect and appreciation, the wedding kneels down in front of her husband’s parents and grandparents and offers them teas with two lotus seedlings or two reddish times.

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