Vietnamese Marriage Convention

In vietnamese wedding history, the day of the ceremony is considered the starting of a new book in a woman’s lifestyle and is marked by several royal rites. Some of them are based on historic ideas and others are influenced by Confucian and Buddhist beliefs.

For example, before the festival, the groom’s home may visit the bride’s parents and request for their permission to take the female apart. The vicar’s representatives may provide gifts in special boxes adorned with red cloth: hashish leaves and areca forearm grapes, cakes and jewels for the wife, as well as a baked piglets to symbolize good fortune for the couple.

Customarily, prior- arranged marriages in Vietnam were common as they allowed households to group resources and protect their assets. Nowadays, this habit is n’t as prevalent, however, arranged marriages also 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 utilize matching accessories and a rose queen.

The most notable celebration of the day is the Teas and Candle Ceremony, which is both a formal meet between two individuals as well as a way to honor the lovers’ elders 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.