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  • 1. Chinese Weddings Sarah Tkach And Sofia Kistler
  • 2. Planning a wedding. • Groom’s parents give gifts to bride’s family • Choose wedding date according to Lunar calendar • They marry on the half an hour not at the top of the hour • The day must be a lucky day • The families send out double happiness cakes to tell everyone their child is getting married
  • 3. The Betrothal • A formal meeting between the parents • Dragon and Phoenix cakes • Engagement tokens • This day means the bride and groom to be are officially engaged
  • 4. The day before the Wedding • The bride is secluded from everyone • The bride sleeps in the “cock loft” the night before the wedding • They install the bride’s new bed • The bed is scattered with red dates, oranges, lotus seeds, peanuts, pomegranates, and other fruit
  • 5. The wedding day • The bride is bathed in order to cleanse her of evil influences • A “good luck” women comes to the house • The women dresses the bride’s hair • The bride is carried to a back room and is dressed by all her closet friends • After she is dressed she goes to met her parents and wait for the bridal precession
  • 6. Clothing • The bride wears a donned jacket and skirt along with red shoes and her face is covered in a red veil • The groom wears a DaGua or a black silk coat over a blue robe with red shoes and a red silk slash
  • 7. Flowers • They can include peonies, orchids, lotus and daffodils. • Peonies and daffodils symbolize spring and renewal. • Orchids symbolize love and fertility. • Lotus symbolizes the four virtues: scent, purity, softness and loveliness.
  • 8. Procession from Groom’s house • Firecrackers and loud drums start the procession to go get the bride • Groom is met by bride’s friends and they won’t give her up until they are satisfied with the money packets
  • 9. Bride’s journey to Groom’s house • The “good luck” women and friends look after the Bride • She is carried in a chair to the groom’s house • Firecrackers are set off to scare away evil spirits
  • 10. Nuptial Chamber • They are sent here immediately after the ceremony • They are given wine and honey to drink • The chamber is open to visitors for up to three days • The people usually come to visit and tease the new couple
  • 11. Dragon and Phoenix • They symbolize harmony and portend a balanced relationship • The two symbols are rooted in Chinese myths where the dragon stands for the Emperor. • The Phoenix, with its magical powers and life- giving song, stands at his side.
  • 12. Citations • http://www.chinabridal.com/etiquette.htm • http://www.chcp.org/wedding.html • http://www.983wedding.com/chinese/ • http://hudsonvalleyweddings.com/guide/chines e.htm