Chinese dating and marriage rituals

She would be led or carried by her elder brother to the sedan.

A set of marriage custom has been passed down and is still in used today.She would wear a red skirt as Chinese believed red foreshadowed delight.When the party arrived, the bride, covered by a red head-kerchief, must cry with her mother to show her reluctance to leave home.Before this day the bride's dowry would have been sent to the boy's house.The dowry represented her social status and wealth, and would be displayed at the boy's house.During this period, the importance of getting married was far more than that a person found his better half.

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