Common Asian Wedding Traditions In Asia


Asian Wedding Traditions are different from modernized weddings. Some countries in Asia still cerebrate their weddings by these traditional ceremonies, occasions and rituals. Most of Asian wedding ceremonies are spread in three days. The bride, groom and their family, relatives and friends come together to celebrate this joyous event. Asian weddings are usually pre-wedded from a few months or even a year before the actual rituals are celebrated. These pre-weddings are the engagement where the groom’s family comes to bride’s family to give her the flowers, fruits, and the rings.

Asian WeddingAsian wedding traditions vary from country to country in Asia. Each country has different culture so the wedding ceremony is different as well. Even though millions of Asian people live in the West as US, Canada, Australia, and so on, many still celebrate their weddings with most of these traditional customs, except they skip some parts. In Asia, a marriage is the most important event of the bride and groom so they prepare it carefully, in a few months or even years ahead. The great Greek word, wed, is something that means powerfully and strongly, of how the husband and wife living together. Since this article can’t be too long, I like to summarize the wedding dresses on some countries below.

Japanese weddings

Most Japanese brides wear a purple gown to show the faithful and loyal longiness of love. They want to show the life-time commitment they are to their husbands. In Japan, this dress shows the sacred love, which is forever.

Chinese weddings

Chinese brides usually wear a bright red gown on their wedding event. This color of gown shows the luck in their future life. There are golden phoenixes, chrysanthemums and peonies attach somewhere on this dress to bring richness and luck to their family. Chinese grooms wear a black silk coat, which is embroidered by dragon symbols. 

Indonesian weddings

Indonesian weddings are more modernized than Chinese and Japanese weddings. Basically, the Indonesian bride can choose a beautiful gown to wear on her wedding. The Indonesian groom usually wears either white or dark suit.

Korean weddings

Korean weddings are more modernized than Chinese and Japanese weddings. Basically, the Korean bride can choose a beautiful gown to wear on her wedding. The Korean groom usually wears either white or dark suit. The difference is that both the bride and groom come to Kung-Hap, where a fortune teller will tell the future for them.

Philippines weddings

Philippines weddings are different from others. Usually, the groom gives a golden ring to a bride on their engagement. In the old days, many Philippines grooms have to work for the bride’s house, until the bride’s parents approve. Nowadays, most of Filipino brides can choose a beautiful gown to wear on their wedding. The Filipino groom usually wears either white or dark suit.

Indian weddings

Indian weddings may have some differences that you don’t know of. In some places, the bride’s parents have to wash the feet with milk and water to purify their souls for the brides and grooms. During the wedding ceremony, the Indian brides and grooms hold grains of rice and oats to symbolize the good fortune and love in the future.

Vietnamese weddings

Vietnamese weddings vary from those who live in the West and those who live in Viet Nam. In the West, Vietnamese brides can wear their favorite dress or gown and grooms can wear a suit. In Vietnam, some Vietnamese brides and grooms wear traditional customs.

Asian Weddings Traditions vary from place to place and country to country. I just list some differences about wedding ceremony in each country. If you have any other idea, then please share it in the comment box. Thank you!

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