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Wedding and Marriage Customs of the Chinese Culture Note Add in some quotes Bibliography included It would be a horrifying nightmare for a female Chinese-westerner a Banana yellow on the outside and white on the inside to marry under her heritages historical wedding customs The traditions are outrageously superstitious therefore are completely ridiculous The act of marriage is merely a collaboration of families who now have more economic benefits the ceremonies are merely celebrations of their economic growth There is very little or no love involved in the act of marriage its more about being able to live with this man for the rest of you slaving days Marriage is basically a way for the father to exploit his daughter and the nice wedding ceremonies are things used to justify his actions with The role of the father in the traditional Chinese family is very important He is the unquestionable power who makes all the right decisions for the household He and his wife to a certain extent decides whom their daughter will marry When they have chosen an acceptable groom-to-be the two families decide where and when the young couple will marry This process is assisted with the help of a religious figure or a wise man who provides them with the best fung shui which is essentially Chinese superstition An example of Fung Shui includes selecting a good day according the bride groom and their familys birthdays which is just plain silly When the day of the wedding comes everything from the walls of the house to the guests gifts are decked out in red which symbolizes wealth and luck The red is also supposed to scare away evil things and attract good things This is why the couple is covered from head to toe in red If for any reason they arent they will face problems in their marriage In the morning of the day of the wedding the grooms
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