One of my nine co-teachers celebrated her wedding last Sunday. I didn’t take many pictures because it seemed as though no one else had cameras out. While at the wedding I made a mental list of what I found to be interesting or different from American weddings:
1) The groom helps the bride pick out her wedding dress.
2) The couple has their wedding pictures taken before the actual day; they had their professional pictures on display. (This would take out a lot of the craziness that I’ve observed at American weddings)
3) The groom greets everyone coming into the building while the bride sits in the center of a room so people can say hello and take pictures with her. This was awesome; I love this.
4) Hotel weddings are the most popular rather than churches. The entire ceremony lasts 30 minutes; the remaining two and a half hours are for eating. There is no dancing and weddings are most popular in the day time.
5) Giving money for a wedding is customary but not with cards. Apparently cards are only for funerals.
Click the links below to see :15 videos from the day
Her entire homeroom class attended the wedding. They sang and performed a song before giving her roses.
The groom also performed a song and dance with four of his friends but I told that was not traditional.
I am really happy I was invited to attend. It was interesting to see how other cultures celebrate (also the food was really, really delicious).