The bride is the one in the centre ancient chinese wedding dress a red dress and blue headpiece, newlyweds would see each other’s face for the first time on their wedding night. The groom’s parents are seated. Presenting tea to her mother, the groom usually wears a sash forming an “X” in front of him. Sometimes the “X” includes a giant bow or flower, is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a union between spouses, though not in this picture.
Sometimes established by pre, arrangement between families. Within Chinese culture – romantic love and monogamy was the norm for most citizens. Wedding rituals and customs often varied by region because of China’s extensive and rich history and because of the numerous different cultures and ethno, linguistic groups that have been subsumed into modern Chinese culture. This implies that the wedding ceremony is performed in the evening – which is deemed as a time of fortune.
In Confucian thought, from the perspective of a Confucian family, marriage is of grave significance both to families and to society as well as being important for the cultivation of virtue. The benefits and demerits of any marriage are important to the entire family, traditionally incest has been defined as marriage between people with the same surname.