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  1. The rituals of the two are completely different.
    Note: Chinese weddings have changed from Qin and Han dynasties to now, such as "red hijab", "three books" and "dazzling houses". Wedding.
    Western -style weddings:
    1. Diamond engagement rings
    This tradition began in the 15th century. At that time, his relatives were in a literary saying: "His Royal Highness, when you are engaged, you must send a diamond ring." Magic Millenna said. This ceremony has been circulating for centuries.
    2. The bride wants to bring gloves
    gloves are the token of love. In the Middle Ages, many gentlemen sent gloves to the people who expressed their proposal. If the other party was wearing that glove during the church on Sunday, she said she had promised his proposal.
    3. The wedding ring should be brought on the left -handed ring finger
    The ancients thought the left -handed name of the name of the left hand was directly connected to the heart. The groom in the Middle Ages took turns on the three fingers of the bride to symbolize the trinity of the Holy Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and finally put the ring on the ring finger. So the ring finger of the left hand is used as a finger of the traditional wedding rings of all English systems.
    4. Diamonds: The highest symbol of love
    The diamonds of thermal energy and stress. Diamonds are the most well -known substances in humans. In ancient times, people did not cut diamond tools and techniques. As a result, diamonds have naturally become a symbol of eternal love, and the thermal energy of breeding diamonds represents hot love.
    5. The bride wants to bring the veil
    Initially, the bride's veil symbolizes youth and purity. The Christian bride or wears a white veil to show purity and celebration, or wearing a blue veil to show as pure as a virgin. It is said that the first lady of the United States, Martha Washington's granddaughter Nili Wallace, was ingeniously wearing a white scarf when she got married, setting off a fashion. This is the origin of the bride wearing a white veil today.
    6. The bride wears a white dress
    since the Roman era, white symbolizes celebration. In the era of Queen Victoria from 1850 to 1900, white was also a symbol of wealth and happiness. Later, the meaning of holy and loyalty was strengthened, and the lofty status of pure white wedding dress was formed. The remarriage women can use other colors other than white, such as pink or lake blue, to show the difference from the first marriage.
    7. During the wedding ceremony
    The bride always stood on the left of the groom
    In ancient times, the groom of Anglo-Saxon often must come forward to protect the bride from being snatched by others. At the wedding ceremony, the groom asked the bride to stand on his left. Once the rival appeared, he could immediately pull out the sword and repel the enemy.
    8. The wedding cake special customization
    since the Roman era, cake is an indispensable part of the festival ceremony. At that time, at the end of the wedding, people broke a piece of bread on the bride's head. Materials to make bread — wheat, symbolize fertility. The bread dandruff represents luck, and the guests are all fighting for picking up. According to the traditional customs of the Middle Ages, the bride and the groom are kissed across the cake. Later, the imaginative baking master decorated with frosting on the cake, which became a beautiful wedding cake today.
    9. Honeymoon travel
    The origin of the term "honeymoon" (Honeymoon "originated from ancient European customs. Newly -married couples drink beverages made of honey every day within 30 days after their marriage, or when they are missing to enhance the harmony of sexual life. In ancient times, honey was a symbol of life, health and fertility. "Honeymoon" is the newlywed couple getting along alone before restoring daily life.
    Chinese weddings:
    1. The ancestor worship: The man worships his ancestors before going out to marry the bride.
    2. Departure: The welcome team is better.
    3, burning guns: On the way, you should set off firecrackers all the way to celebrate.
    4. Waiting: When the groom rockedy to the woman's house, there will be a boy who holds the tea tray to wait for the groom. After the groom gets off the car, you should enjoy the boy's red envelope to answer the gift, and then enter the woman's house.
    5, pleasing: The groom should hold the bouquet to the bride who is married to the room. At this time, the close friend of the bride's girlfriend wants to stop the groom and not allow them to see the bride. Only to enter. (There is no link in Chinese weddings, this link is used in the west)
    6, say goodbye: Newcomer to worship ancestors, the bride should worship the parents and say goodbye, and the mother is covered by the mother. Essence
    7. Going out: The bride should be taken to a gift car with a bamboo sieve or black umbrella for the elders of Fuga De 劭, because the bride's status on the day of marriage is greater than anyone else, so they must not compete with heaven.
    8, a gift car: After the bride got on the gift car, the car's parents should sprinkle a bowl of clear water and white rice in the car, representing the water that her daughter has splashed out. And I wish my daughter a successful thing, food and dressing.
    9, burning guns: On the way from the woman's house to the man's house, it also has to set up gift guns all the way.
    10, touched oranges: When the bride welcomed the new team to arrive at the groom's house, a child with an orange to welcome the newcomer. The bride should touch the oranges and give a red envelope to answer the gift. These two oranges have to be placed in the evening and let the bride peele themselves, which means "longevity".
    11, Gu Xin: When the bride stepped out of the gift car, a blessed elder should be sieved on the bride's head with a bamboo sieve, and helped the bride into the hall. When entering the door, the newcomer must not step on the threshold, but should cross the past.
    12, the bride should cross from the charcoal bowl before entering the door, indicating that the obscure and ominous washing in front of the door

    13, the wedding banquet: The wedding of the Chinese and Western Wall -style style is currently popular. At the same time, a ceremony was held. At the wedding banquet, the bride could fades from the bride's dress and changed the evening dress to the table toast.
    14. Sending guests: After the wedding banquet is completed, the newcomer stands at the door of the house.
    15, noisy house: The newcomer is the size of the whole disaster, watching whether the newcomer has teased others at other weddings, or it is not loyal enough to wait for others.

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