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Published on January 29, 2008

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Chinese Traditional Wedding:  Chinese Traditional Wedding Chinese Traditional Wedding Summary:  Chinese Traditional Wedding Summary Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding 1.Request for Marrying the Bride (提親): ☻matchmaker(媒人) ☻negotiation (persuation) between the two families 2.Request for Bride and Groom’s Birth Dates(問名): ☻eight letters(八字,the year, month, day, and hour of the groom and the bride’s birth) Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding 3. Formal Gifts for the Bride's Family(過大禮): ☻bridal cakes ☻cash, wine, tobacco, ☻sacrifices for ancestors 4.Select the Wedding Date(請 期): ☻contacting with the fortune teller (according to the groom and bride’s birthdates) Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding 5.Set up the Bridal Bed(安床): ☻moving the bridal bed to the right place ☻place certain good fortune food and fruit on the bed ☻untouched till the wedding day Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding 6.Dowry(嫁妝): ☻the bridal gift for the groom (arriving in the groom’s home before the wedding day) ☻dowry list: ♥24K gold or jewelries ♥1 pair of chopsticks to indicate “fast son” ♥bed spread, pillows, quilt with dragon- phoenix design Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding ♥lucky money (Li Shi) ♥maid (wealthy family) Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding 7.Combing Hair(上頭): ☻finding a good fortune woman and man with living children and spouse Pre-Wedding:  Pre-Wedding ☻combing the couple’s hair 4 times: ♥first: from beginning to the end ♥second: harmony from now till old age ♥third: sons and grandsons all over the place ♥fourth: good wealth and long-lasting marriage Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 1.Hair-dressing for the Bride: ☻dress up the bride’s hair ☻tying up the hair in bun (a style of married woman) ☻auspicious words while dressing 2.Fiesta in Honor of Ancestor (groom)(祭祖) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 3.Picking up the Bride: ☻Chinese bridal sedan chair(花轎) ↔flower car(禮車) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 4.Setting of Fireworks 5.Door-opening Game: ☻the groom and the groomsmen will be block by bride’s a lot of tricky questions about the bride ☻pay Li Shi money to the bridesmaids (usually 999 dollars) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 6.Tea Ceremony: ☻serving tea to the superior in bride’s family (the couple) ☻Li Shi money in return (parents and relatives) 7.Red Head Covers: ☻red silk veil Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 8.The Bride leaving home(出門): ☻red umbrella (protecting the bride from evil spirit) ☻throwing rice, beans (attracting attention of the golden chicken) ☻the matchmaker will carry the bride on her back Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities ☻ the bride’s farewell is forbidden ☻Fan(扇子): ♥receiving the fan ♥throwing away the fan (a farewell to the bride’s bad habits) ☻ spilling the water(潑水) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 9.Bride Arriving the Groom’s Home(過門): ☻going across a bowl of fire(過火盆) ☻stepping the tile into pieces(踩瓦片) ☻three bows: ♥first bow to heaven and earth(一拜天地) ♥second bow to the parents(二拜高堂) ♥third bow to each other(夫妻對拜) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities ☻bridal chamber(洞房): ♥sitting on the groom’s pants (together with one heart, fertility) ♥ exchange cups Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities 10.Chinese Wedding Banquet(喜宴): ☻roast sucking pig(烤乳豬,virginity) ☻fish (plentiful) ☻noodles (long life) ☻sweet red bean soup with “lian zi” (蓮子)(sweet life, fertility) ☻tea (respect) alcohol (celebration) 7-up (seven happiness) Wedding Day Activities:  Wedding Day Activities ☻retreating line (送客) (candies, tobaccos served by the couple) Post-Wedding:  Post-Wedding 1.breakfast of the next morning 2.three days return visit Do’s and Don’ts:  Do’s and Don’ts 1.Li Shi Money 2.Don’t give a fan (means “apart”) 3.one boy sleeping with the groom the night before wedding calls “壓床” 4.the mother-in-law and sister-in-law shouldn’t face the door watching the bride walk in 5.certain people shouldn’t attend wedding Chinese Wedding Invitation:  Chinese Wedding Invitation Chinese Wedding Invitation:  Chinese Wedding Invitation Chinese Wedding Invitation:  Chinese Wedding Invitation Chinese Wedding Invitation:  Chinese Wedding Invitation Chinese Wedding Invitation:  Chinese Wedding Invitation 中式婚禮喜帖內容 謹訂於西曆_________ 年  農曆_______ 年____ 月_____日 (星期____) 為(長)男________(二)女_________ 在________________行結婚典禮 並於是日下午_______時假座___________市__________________酒樓敬備喜筵 ____________時恭候____________時入席 __________________(出喜帖人姓名) __________________(出喜帖人姓名)  敬  Thank You for Listening:  Thank You for Listening 黃孟僑(Leah) & 張方維(Michelle)

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