2017년 7월 10일 월요일

Korean Wedding

1. Ham ( Wedding Gifts Box)

    Generally Ham, a wedding gifts box, is sent to bride house by bridegroom family one day (a few days or a week) wedding. The box contains five pouches with five colors, jewelry, and a marriage letter.


Originally it was delivered by one of relatives and a blessed man. 




But after 1970s, bridegroom’s friend delivered it with a dry squid mask on his face in a humorous sense to shake off the tension elements that occur in godliness. He goes to the bride’s house with his friends, shouting “Buy this Ham” in front of 100 meters or so. Such scene would be often seen by 1990s.




2. Wedding Ceremony

Bridegroom went to the bride’s house with riding a horse.


* A pair of wooden wild geese
 Wild geese regarded the virtue of protecting the faithful of the couple and the symbolism that the wife followed her husband. Thus bridegroom brought them to the bride’s house.




In the house wedding ceremony was held. After the ceremony, bridegroom stayed 3 days in the bride’s house.







They went back to the bridegroom’s house.



In the meanwhile, the bride's family sent various kinds of foods to the bridegroom's house called as 'Ibaji'.



3. Paebaek

    Following the ceremony was 'Paebaek', where the bride would greet her in-laws and her relatives. Nowadays this portion of the traditional Korean wedding is still practiced in many weddings in Korea after the ceremony. Newlyweds pour drink and bow to the bridegroom's parents and relatives.






Generally parents-in-law and relatives throw the jujube and chestnuts to the newly-arrived daughter-in-law, blessing to give birth to the offspring of the family.


Nowadays it is held in a commercial wedding hall within a few hours by mixture of the western and the Korean.