Weddings take place all over the world. It seems to be something of a human impulse to celebrate a couple’s love for each other in a ceremony. These ceremonies reflect local cultures, histories and practices. At Wedding Insurance Solutions, we can cover any kind of wedding – whatever culture or religion they represent.
Vietnamese Weddings are influenced by the many cultural and religious practices that have contributed to the history of Vietnam. Perhaps most important among these have been Confucianism, Buddhism and most recently Catholicism. Regardless of the cultural or religious practices the families follow, they tend to share similar nuptial traditions.
Before the actual wedding day, Vietnamese families follow the tradition of asking for permission to ‘receive’ the bride. The groom’s family visit the bride’s home with a gift of betel nuts. These now represent a traditional gift, more than the historic bride price. The day before the wedding itself, the groom and his family process to the bride’s house bringing more traditional gifts – usually in lucky colours and numbers.
A tea ceremony forms an essential part of the Vietnamese Wedding proper. The bride and groom receive advice from their parents about married life. Then they are symbolically joined together as one family with a candle ceremony. Many Vietnamese Weddings also include an exchange of rings –in a tradition borrowed from Western wedding traditions.
After the wedding, the guests and families process to the groom’s house for the reception. They have an elaborate meal that can often consist of at least 7 courses. These can include popular Vietnamese celebration dishes such as hot pots, lobsters and fruit platters.
Vietnamese Weddings also have traditions of wedding gifts. Couples usually receive money from their guests, in cards or envelopes. The couple then go to every guest table at their reception to thank each gift giver individually. Then, each table gives a congratulatory toast to the couple.
Wedding Insurance Solutions can insure all kinds of weddings, all over the world. From as little as £15, we can cover your wedding against almost anything you might not plan for. As long as the couple are British residents or citizens, wherever you choose to get married should not have an effect on your cover.
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