Presenting Wedding Gifts: This was the grandest etiquette of the whole process of engagement.
Prolific gifts were presented again to the girl's family, symbolizing respect and kindness towards the girl's family as well as the capability of providing a good life for the girl.
In feudal society, a marriage would be decided not by a young couple's love, but by their parents' desires.
Only after a matchmaker's introduction and when parents considered the two family conditions were similar and could be matched, would the marriage procedures go forward.
Six etiquettes then led to the final wedding ceremony.
Proposing: when a boy's parents intended to make a match, they would invite a matchmaker to propose with them at the girl's home.
She would wear a red skirt as Chinese believed red foreshadowed delight.
When the party arrived, the bride, covered by a red head-kerchief, must cry with her mother to show her reluctance to leave home.
On the arrival of the sedan at the wedding place, there would be music and firecrackers.Conditions that should be taken into consideration included wealth and social status.If a boy's family was well-off or an official family, his parents would never permit him to marry a girl from a poor family.The bride would be led along the red carpet in a festive atmosphere.The groom, also in a red gown, would kowtow three times to worship the heaven, parents and spouse.
The Chinese zodiac would be surely taken into consideration.