How Cultures & Traditions have Influenced Modern Wedding – Tips on Cultural Wedding Influences
The Wearing of Red by the Bridal Party in the Chinese culture represents Love and Joy! The Wedding is a Symbol of the joining of two families in an alliance…Tea Ceremony…serving and drinking tea is a sign of respect… Why tea? Because everyone drinks tea in China and not everyone drinks alcohol
What does the Red-Carpet Symbolize?
The Red Carpet – (Western White Aisle Runner) Came from the Chinese Tradition! The red-carpet is a symbol for good luck. It was laid to keep the bride’s feet from touching the ground to protect her from bad luck.
How The Western Brides/Weddings Have Been Influenced
Modern Western Brides/Weddings have been influenced by the many traditions of multicultural wedding!
We can see the influences throughout history and down today… Be-it-in the beautiful jewelry, the vibrant colors of the bridal party, the design and decor, or the
music and dancing. We observe from the Far East to the Middle East and Africa, all weddings and their culture have influenced and have made the “Now Modern Wedding” what it is, and how it is celebrated today!
1. The way a Bride dresses for her wedding gives her a distinctive style and can uniquely Identify her among all cultures.
2. Jewelery represents status symbol, it is a sign of material prosperity!
EASTERN BRIDES DON’T WEAR WHITE BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS MOURNING
Since white represents mourning in Eastern cultures, white wedding dresses are rarely worn by Eastern brides. Hence you will see a display of beautiful colorful wedding gowns.