Wedding Day Procession
For the Bride
In the morning of the wedding day, "hair
dressing" ritual is performed for the bride. A "good
luck woman", woman with living parents, spouse and
children, will come to help dressing up the bride's hair. The
woman should also speak auspicious words while tying up her hair
in a bun, a style of married woman.
Capping Ritual for the Groom
"Capping" ritual for the groom is
performed at the groom's home, where father of the groom place a
hat decorated with cypress leaves on the groom's head.
The groom will bring the bridal sedan chair, a equivalent of a
limousine nowadays, and a group of relatives
and friends to go to fetch the bride.
Chinese Wedding Door Game
Door game originated from ancient time
which implies that the bride is a lovely girl
and her family and friends do not want to marry her away. The groom will be blocked at the bride's
door, and her friends will try to stop him from entering by
asking questions about the bride, a way to test if he really
cares about her. They may also do other tricks to delay
the bride's leaving. The groom will try to buy his way in by
presenting "Li Shi", token money wrapped in red envelops.
The entire "bargain" process is joyous and
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Door games submitted by our site visitors:
Date: 25 Feb 2003
#1: Well, apart from 2 that I hear a
lot about (the egg up/down the pants leg, and the blindfolded
groom having to kiss women - or men) here's a "nice"
(non humiliating) one: Get a sheet and cut a hole in it. The
groom stands on one side of the sheet and several women on the
other. The women all put a hand through the hole and the groom
has to guess which one is his bride's.
#2: One that I heard about is a spinoff
of the blindfolded kissing: make a necklace of cherries
and put it on the bride. The blindfolded groom has to eat
the cherries off.
#3: Another one is to seat the bride
and groom with their backs to each other so they can't see each
other. Then they are posed with a set of yes-no questions
to which they should either nod or shake their heads. The
questions are things like "Are you going to be the boss of
the household?", "You're going to make your spouse
take out the trash, right?" Seeing them both nod yes,
or both shake their heads, is very funny!