Rich imagery permeates the traditions used in Asian ceremony service rituals. The ceremonies are a nod to Asian culture’s deeply ingrained beliefs that the union of couples should be honored by their families and by the universe. These ceremonies range from the wedding hairdressing and capping ceremonies for the bride to the otoshigami, where the groom blocks himself with his family and friends. The tea ceremony also involves the couple serving their parents, grandparents, and other elders and receiving red envelopes ( or hong bao ) filled with cash or jewelry.

On the day of their marriage, it is customary in Chinese marriages to respect one’s predecessors and gods. To get rid of negative ghosts, this entails taking a pomelo leaf shower and donning fresh clothing. The groom’s home will then typically prepare 12 gifts for their daughter, including wedding cookies, traditional Chinese pie, a bamboo item set, candles and firecrackers, silver jewelry, and cash.

Generally, a march travels from the couple’s residence to the bride in the Japanese bride festival. Visitors will have lamps and banners, ring gongs to frighten away evil spirits, and lighting a fire made from the spiritual sakaki tree’s branches. A little song that teaches the newlyweds religious beliefs for married life is then read by a miko, or sexual assistant of the preacher.

The few bow to the bride’s ancestors and the monument goddesses after giving two handclaps. A few days afterwards, to exhibit her respect and appreciation, the wife kneels down in front of her father’s parents and grandparents and serves them drink with two flower seeds or two purple schedules.