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A modern Chinese Wedding
Photo: Jean Zhang
The groom asks the bride's parents for permission to marry their daughter. If they say okay, he will say thanks to them. Then the groom takes the bride and friends to his family. His family prepares some food to eat.

Celebrating a Chinese Wedding

Jean Zhang from China

A wedding in my country is a big event. Both families and friends will be very happy. Especially the new couple will be very excited. Before the wedding day, they spend a lot of time shopping, decorating a new house, and preparing lots of new dresses for the wedding.

The groom asks the bride's parents for permission to marry their daughter. If they say okay, he will say thanks to them.

Then the groom takes the bride and friends to his family. His family prepares some food to eat. They spend time talking and rest because at the wedding party the new couple will not have time to eat.

On the wedding day, the bride wears a wedding gown. The groom wears a suit. First, the groom will go to the bride's house with his friends.

The important time is the wedding party. When almost everyone comes, the party begins. The bride and groom have to go from one table to another table to thank everybody. Before the party, most of the time the new couple will stand at the front door of the restaurant or hotel. They thank everyone for coming.

Usually, people who come to the wedding party will give the new couple some money that is called Hong Bao.


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 TOPICS
Online
Magazine

Weddings
Around
the World

Issue 10

Home Page

A Chinese Wedding
Photo: Jean Zhang
The groom asks the bride's parents for permission to marry their daughter. If they say okay, he will say thanks to them. Then the groom takes the bride and friends to his family. His family prepares some food to eat.

Celebrating a Chinese Wedding

Jean Zhang from China

A wedding in my country is a big event. Both families and friends will be very happy. Especially the new couple will be very excited. Before the wedding day, they spend a lot of time shopping, decorating a new house, and preparing lots of new dresses for the wedding.

On the wedding day, the bride wears a wedding gown. The groom wears a suit. First, the groom will go to the bride's house with his friends. The groom asks the bride's parents for permission to marry their daughter. If they say okay, he will say thanks to them. Then the groom takes the bride and friends to his family. His family prepares some food to eat. They spend time talking and rest because at the wedding party the new couple will not have time to eat.

The important time is the wedding party. The bride and groom have to go from one table to another table to thank everybody. Before the party, most of the time the new couple will stand at the front door of the restaurant or hotel. They thank everyone for coming. Usually, people who come to the wedding party will give the new couple some money that is called Hong Bao. When almost everyone comes, the party begins.


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