Wedding Traditions

I have been pretty calm the past several months, but this past week panic mode set in as I realized I only had a few more days left. I will be in travel mode, but I’m also going away to get married. There was lots to prepare, but I finally made it after months of organizing. Woo hoo!

Prior to getting married, there’s a tradition that my family does to prepare the bride for the future. A spread of assorted objects are laid out on the table, including roast pork, chicken, nine fruits, incense, red phoenix candles, tong yuan (link about this to be shared later) with lotus seeds and red dates, and a “bridal” pack (bottom half of the picture shows a comb, mirror, sewing kit, and scissors).

The comb on the table is used to brush the hair of the bride, as a chant is said with each brush of the hair as a metaphorical way of transitioning her into adultood. The remaining objects have some sort of signficance, though I’ll have to explain it another day. To finish, a plant is tied to the bride-to-be’s hair.

The ceremony only took about five minutes, but we got to enjoy the food after. 🙂 Does your culture have any wedding traditions?

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations for the big day. Such a lovely tradition 😀

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Vanessa!

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  2. Megala says:

    Interesting wedding traditions, my hearty congratulations in advance ! 🙂
    We, Indians, do follow numerous wedding traditions & rituals, on the day of wedding bride is not allowed to eat anything until she gets married !!

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    1. Rini says:

      Thank you Megala! I hear many are three day ceremonies. That must be fun, but crazy busy!

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  3. Exciting! Where will the wedding be?

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    1. Rini says:

      Mexico 😊

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  4. Lovely tradition! And…Congratulations!!💕

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    1. Rini says:

      Thank you Ursula. 🙂

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  5. Rose says:

    Congratulations!! How exciting! Everything looks delicious. xx

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    1. Rini says:

      Thanks Rose!

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