Vietnamese Ceremony History

In vietnamese marriage history, the day of the bride is considered the starting of a new chapter in a woman’s vietnamese singles lifestyle and is marked by numerous ceremonial customs. Some of them are based on old views and others are influenced by Confucian and Buddhist ideologies.

For instance, before the ceremony, the couple’s relatives may explore the bride’s parents and ask for their permission to take the lady apart. The couple’s representatives may take gifts in special boxes adorned with red towel: betel leaves and areca hand grapes, cakes and jewels for the bride, as well as a fried pig to symbolize good fortune for the couple.

Traditionally, pre- arranged marriages in Vietnam were prevalent as they allowed communities to lake sources and protect their assets. Nowadays, this habit is n’t as prevalent, however, arranged marriages still play an important role in Vietnamese nation. On the day of the wedding, the newlyweds will wear their ao dai ( traditional dresses for women ) and suits for men. They will also use matching equipment and a rose crown.

The most prominent function of the day is the Teas and Candle Ceremony, which is both a proper meet between two communities as well as a way to honor the lovers’ mothers and ancestors. The newlyweds will serve Green Tea or Chrysanthemum Tea to their guests, starting with the oldest members of the family. They will then receive money and jewelry from the guests as a way to show their appreciation. The ceremony ends with the lighting of a Dragon and Phoenix candle to officially symbolise the fusion of families.