Friend’s Wedding Day

My friend got married over the weekend. In Taiwan, it’s a tradition that we give money placed in red envelope to the bride and groom. The red envelope replaces the wedding gift. The bride has 3 outfits. The first outfit is usually a white wedding dress like most weddings. The next 2 outfits usually come in colors, which depends on whatever colors the bride likes. My friend chose a red and green dress.

Weddings in Taiwan are not usually just set on any day you like. It’s tradition that you go to a wedding planner who will then somehow count the days and pick a lucky day for the wedding. So people don’t get married on days they pick out. People usually set their weddings according the lucky days informed by the wedding planner. You must be thinking this is strange, but the Asian culture is kinda complicating with a lot of weird beliefs!

The banquet is held on the day the wedding planner chooses. Then friends and family gather together to have lunch or dinner. The very traditional way is for both bride and groom to hold 2 banquets. The bride will invite her friends and family to attend. The groom will hold one for his friends and family side. Usually people just hold one banquet and get everyone together, as it’s easier to manage and consumes less time.

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