Contemporary Korean Wedding Tradition

In the past, conventional Korean bridal rites were much more elaborate and involved a lot of time. The ceremony is a special occasion where a couple pays appreciation to their parents and ancestors. They furthermore seek blessings for their potential jointly. Nowadays, however, current Korean ceremonies have been simplified so that visitors may maintain their lives smoothly after the celebration. While still retaining the substance of valuable rites, current newlyweds have also added their personal touches

In modern weddings, the bride and groom wear hanbok ( traditional Korean clothes ) instead of white dresses and suits or tuxedos. The bride frequently wears a brightly colored hanbok with long flowing garments and men wear a black orange or dark hanbok with soft slacks

A key element of the meeting is a bird(kireogi) which represents faithfulness and loyalty. It is usually a life bean goose but today it is more frequently a wooden one. The bird is passed around from host to host and bowed to. It is a metaphorical movement as ducks are known for their extended living and devotion to their associates.

Another important moment is paebaek. This is a meeting in which the bride and groom give admiration to their households by offering them drink. They also offer jujubes and chestnuts which symbolize sons and daughters. The number of guests can be very huge for this meeting and in the history it was only the couple’s household who participated but now the couple’s families are usually invited very.