Due to China’s size and many different ethnic minorities, not all weddings will be the same. Traditions vary depending on where you are.
Read up on these differences beforehand so that you can enjoy the wedding more. The following 11 things you really should know.
Chinese weddings are not the place where vows take place, as this is done at a local government office beforehand when the paperwork is signed. Therefore if you attend a Chinese wedding you will not be watching the legalization of the marriage, but just be attending the celebration of the union between two people, generally through many courses of delicious food.
Chinese wedding invitations are usually presented in a long red envelope, similar to the traditional hongbao in which money is gifted to people at weddings, during Chinese New Year, etc.
The ”double happiness” character ? (shuangxi ??) appears on the envelope, which, back in the day, was hand delivered to the guests a few days before the wedding.