Saturday, May 5, 2018

Korean Wedding

First time going to a relatively traditional Korean wedding. It's interesting to see how different people/cultures do weddings, and just seeing how things are run. It was quite a cute wedding, but mainly in Korean, with some spoken English and some English translation on the screen. They chose some songs with English and Korean lyrics to sing. The sermon was quite short and also in Korean. The songs their friends sang sounded nice and cute but didn't understand. Still the First time going to an outdoor reception as well. Random thoughts in no particular order:

- Apparently according to my optom partner, it's very traditional to not have any bridesmaids/groomsmen, and both the groom and bride walk up the aisle, unlike the 'normal' way of groom meets bride at the alter/front.
- The invite didn't mention anything about gifts or money. Pretty much the invites I've or parents received for the last 10 yrs say don't gift us anything, but if you want gift money. I guess in Western culture people gift presents, and Chinese you normally give money in a red packet. Korean you just put money in envelopes, and they provide it for you at the front.
- Very traditional wedding if parents also wear traditional clothing.
- They also hired traditional stuff like clothes and props with the kneeling on mat thing, like the Korean version of a Chinese ceremony?
- Another Korean thing, they all speak Korean to each other even though their English is relatively good.
- It seems like taking a polaroid and sticking it into their guest book is becoming quite popular.
- Me being unnecessarily observant, I find Korean people in general are very rich. Fancy cars and designer handbags.


Maybe I leave to early before the cake actually gets served, or maybe for the receptions I've been to, no one knows how to serve it, cause Asians don't really serve cake(?) Idk. I guess maybe Western places divide up the cakes for you, but I've never been to a Western reception so idk about that. I'll update you guys if I ever go to a Western reception and they serve the wedding cake. I feel like it's mainly there as a centrepiece, but how can you not eat it?? That's what I find absurd when you pay 3 figures for a cake and not eat it...My 21st cake was 3 figures, and also had another cake which the venue gifted, so I ended up having my cake leftovers for dessert for the rest of the week, but for a wedding cake, I don't feel like I would be able to eat the whole thing for a week since it's meant to be shared with others, and I love sharing cake with other people.

Outdoor reception is so cute

I like how they didn't allocate names to tables, more of a communal thing. I guess for a buffet style food, you don't need to be at the same spot since it's not served in courses.

yay for Korean food (don't judge how much I eat when hungry)

There's something just nice about homemade Korean food. It's flavourful yet less oily compared to restaurant Korean food. I actually prefer home style Korean food, on the rare occasions I get to try someone's mother or grandmother's cooking.

Ty to BW for taking me along. It's definitely interesting attending weddings from other cultures. To all friends who read this, please invite me to your wedding, hehe.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing the traditional Korean clothing!

    I also wonder what Korean food in Korea is like. Usually we have it at Eastwood and it's great.