In vietnamese marriage custom, the day of the wedding is considered the start of a new book in a child’s lifestyle and is marked by several royal ceremonies. Some of them are based on historic ideas and others are influenced by Confucian and Buddhist ideologies.

For illustration, before the meeting, the couple’s relatives may attend the princess’s kids and request for their permission to take the child away. The couple’s representatives will take gifts in special boxes adorned with red towel: tobacco leaves and areca palm grapes, cakes and jewels for the wedding, as well as a baked pig to symbolize good fortune for the couple.

Usually, prior- arranged relationships in Vietnam were prevalent as they allowed families to pool resources and protect their assets. Nowadays, this habit is n’t as prevalent, however, arranged marriages still play an important role in Vietnamese world. On the day of the wedding, the newlyweds will wear their ao dai ( traditional dresses for women ) and suits for men. They vietnamese brides will also use matching jewelry and a rose crown.

The most prominent celebration of the day is the Tea and Candle Ceremony, which is both a proper appointment between two families as well as a way to honor the people’ seniors 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.