我愿意: Saying “I Do” In China

Another perspective on Chinese weddings. It’s incredible how similar Chinese weddings tend to be no matter where you are in the world. Hey, I’m not complaining – this makes wedding planning easy!

Southern Fried Panda

Before coming to China, I made my own bucket list for China, and today I got to cross off “attend a Chinese wedding.”  Not only did I get to attend the main ceremony, but I was lucky enough to be invited for the entire morning and everything that included.

Eva, the bride, and one of the Chinese English teachers at Jinjiang, told us to be ready at 8:00am to leave for Meishan, a bigger city about 30 minutes away.  I had no idea what we would be doing for about three hours since the main ceremony started at noon.

hh Eva waiting patiently to be kidnapped.

A few minutes after arriving at Eva’s family’s house, there was shouting from outside and banging on the door – Jackie (Eva’s now husband) and his friends had arrived to “steal” Eva away. They were eventually let in, but only after sliding some hóngbāo  (红包 - the red…

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