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Eastern Marriage Guest Etiquette

Because Eastern ceremonies are steeped in history and practice, it’s important to know the proper cultural cuffs as a tourist. From clothing to surprise- giving, there’s a lot to take in. This article provides all the information you need to know about Eastern bride host politeness so you can relax and watch the large evening.


A nice dress or suit is recommended because attending a Chinese wedding is a little more formal than attending a Northern one. White or black gowns are inappropriate for women because they represent suicide and mourning in some faiths. It’s even a good idea to stay your skirt size above the leg.


Bringing a donation to a bridal is standard practice in most nations, and it’s no distinct for Asiatic weddings. Generally, the bride and groom ask guests to bring an “angpow”, or reddish packet, filled with money to cover their meal charges. It’s best to test with the couple before deciding how much to give, since the number ranges.

Teasing the bride and groom on a bride day

Traditional Chinese bridal etiquette calls for the groom and bride to be teased on their bridal night in order to fend off evil spirits and give the honeymooners heath, riches, joy, and existence. Guests can do this by giving them items, singing or dancing, or even just making jokes to stay the handful laughing. This is typically done by the bride and groom’s friends and brothers, but it can be done by any of the couple’s associates.