I''m German but got married to my Chinese husband in China last year. We also started the day with some door games. But I took over that task and changed them a little bit. I let them dress up as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, do some exercises and eat weird stuff. Then my husband had to answer 10 questions about me - which I made extra tricky. He didn''t manage to answer correctly enough, so his friends had to drink more German liquor. I didn''t want to involve money in those games since all of my friends were foreigners.
Because there is no typical point in the schedule when you get married during that day, I decided to exchange rings and tell each other vows in front of everyone instead.
Also, I made sure he didn''t see me in my Chinese dress before that day, we didn''t spend the night before together, and I did not change my dress that whole day. I sneaked in some of the German culture as well ;)
Fuzhou style wedding to be exact. China is so diverse tho..
Interestingly enough, weddings in Croatia are almost exactly the same ... with the games and all, the cars, the money (buying access to the bride, just not with red envelopes) ... no firecrackers tho
有趣的是，克罗地亚的婚礼和这个几乎完全一样... ... 做游戏，比赛，车子，花钱(买通新娘，只是不用红包) ... ... 不过没有鞭炮
Blondie, you’re officially married when you get that marriage license in China. The wedding banquet is just festivity and public announcement.
The traditional specific point are "3 bows" : first bow the the ancestor, second bow to the parents, third bow to each other". after this three bows, they are considered as offical couple.
传统的婚礼主要是“三鞠躬” : 一鞠躬敬祖上，二鞠躬敬父母，三鞠躬敬对方。三鞠躬之后，他们被官方认为是夫妻
In Eastern and South Eastern Europe we also barricade the doors, play ridiculous games, bargain for money ?? my cousin had to pay 300€ just to open the door and then they gave him the old uncle of the bride covered in a wedding veil ??
This is amazing! :000
As a Chinese American, a Chinese person born in America, I also want to marry in accordance to Chinese tradition! :)
It’s the same in Eastern Europe with the barricades for the grooms ??
Wait whaat? I''m from Bulgaria and I have to say that 99% of the Chinese wedding traditions are exactly the same as the ones we have here. Pretty mind-blowing!
等等，什么？ 我来自保加利亚，我不得不说99% 的中国婚礼传统和我们这里的一模一样。真是令人兴奋。
Omggg, I never knew Chinese weddings are soooooo similar to Indian weddings ?? We also have the shoe hiding custom but here the bridesmaids hide the shoes of the groom while they are taking the wedding wows in the temple and then they demand huge amounts of money to give them their shoes back. So many such customs and traditions in India with lots of food, drinking and dancing here ????
I don''t think people are aware of how similar India and China are but the more I learn about China, the more similarities I see.
Oh, my God. I''m liking your channel. To have such a deep understanding of Chinese folk culture
I think the Baitang(拜堂) part in a Chinese wedding or Han style wedding is, to some degree, an equivalent to the "I do" part in a Western wedding.
Most of the southeast asian chinese or their ancestor used to be came from Fujian province and eastern Guangdong province so yes the dish had similarity with southeast asianee.
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During a chinese ceremony wedding, the specific point in time when the bribe and groom are officially married is when they bow to each other in front of the family.
Gurl, let me tell you, you''ve saved my bacon! My partner''s cousin is getting married in three weeks and this is legit the video my white ass needed. (It''s also my first time meeting his family, eep!) . Thank you so much! xx
Gurl，我告诉你吧，你救了我的命！我对象的表妹三周后就要结婚了，这正是我所需要的视频。(这也是我第一次见到他的家人. 非常感谢！ Xx
Hong konger here: We do the same. But here they don''t need to bow to anyone. Just both parents and serve them tea.
And i must say, if they celebrated a traditional chinese wedding. Wearing white is a total no go, because we only wear complet white on funerals.
You have been digging so deep ,fuding is actually a county level city
It''s so cute. The wedding customs in Fujian and Guangdong are the most fun
The specific time of the wedding in my hometown that is serving tea to both the bride and bridegroom''s parents. When their parents take the tea from them that means the family accepts this marriage.
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Amy, I was meant to be going to China this year after my final exams but due to the recent outbreak I am scared I won’t be able to go, what has the news in China been saying about this virus, will they be able to contain it and get rid of it?
I am really worried for everyone’s health as well!
Please stay safe Amy! Always wear a mask and try and limit your exposure outside
You are so beautiful
And I love the way you immerse in chinese culture.
Looks like a russian wedding in many ways, interesting!
most wedding will be like what you have shown to us.
I love the Hello kitties & the priceless look on your face when you got to taste firecrackers. Only you??I luv it????????
this look like Iraqi wedding ????
Well, 谢谢 for that. I’m best man in 10 days at a wedding in Harbin. ??????????????. Little curious about ‘the games’...
that second guy doing pushups is pretty hilarious
You''re Lucky Blondie. I wish the couple a Happy Life! (Hidding shoes, jackets and blocking entrance are practised in Nepal, too. Only cash can win hearts! haha)
I’m almost fall in love with you ??????when I watching your videos in China ???? you look real.. humble..pretty..not ego & pretending...which is i really like about you.. i wish I can travel around the world together with you amy...
The other seated guests normally just receive a simple toast from the couple when they go round thanking each table.
There''s no right or wrong routine...so a big YAY to variation!
Oh, and I hope those who drunk weren''t the ones who had to drive seven hours! :D
I do have to disagree with Shady, because you absolutely can''t go to a wedding in white in rural China. It is what you wear when attending a traditional Chinese funeral.
15:20 it depend on where is wedding take place, if its a 5 star hotel. you may need wearing formal dressing. as I can see this wedding is more family style.
You look gorgeous in that dress
I was hoping to see the full sequin outfit you had on.
I love how open you are to Chinese culture
It seems way more fun than western wedding :D !
Firecrackers in your mouth means you have a very ''Prosperous Mouth'' bring you wealth & luck... hahaha
That is pretty much what my wedding looked like
As a Chinese, my understanding is that the couple became officially married when they signed papers and registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The wedding feasts were just ceremonies, mostly for announcing the marriage to relatives, friends and neighbors.
There isn''t necessarily so much a "ceremony" that solidifies their marriage but "festivities" whose purpose is to announce the marriage to friends and relatives and celebrate with them.
Tons of different wedding traditions exist and people can even follow the same line of tradition differently anyway.
I''m from southwest China. Almost every wedding custom mentioned in the video is similar with ours, We do those too. ????
There would also be a tea ceremony in some areas of China. This wedding is simpler than the ones I have been to
Thank you for sharing such a lovely wedding, traditions are so amazing!
this girl is reallypretty
Blondie, would you like to have a Chinese culture wedding for yourself when you have find a Chinese man you love?
Appreciate you for experiencing Chinese culture so deeply ??
7:02 no video about Chinese customs or culture wouldn''t be perfect unless these few words are mentioned... ;-)
没有一个关于中国风俗或文化的视频是不完美的，除非这几个词被提到... ... ; -)
The moment you arrive in the groom''s house, especially after you bow to the heaven, the earth and the parents, you''re couple.
You have been digging so deep ,fuding is actually a county level city
Wish I can be as cool as Shady ??
希望我能像 Shady 一样酷
I live in Australia right now. FUDING is very close to my hometown. It’s about 1 and half hour drive. Thank you for showing China to the Rest of the World. Sexy!
Usually, the couple would''ve registered as husband and wife at the local registrar of marriage office before the wedding dinner.
love your earrings!
We lived in Fuzhou for 15 years then moved back to US 10 years ago. I miss this city.
Aloha Amy, can you report on what''s going on in China with the Corono Virus situation & are you safe? Mahalo nui loa! Sending prayers to you all over there!
你好，艾米，你能说一说中国正在发生的冠状病毒事件吗? 你安全吗？ 谢谢你！向你们所有人祈祷
The wedding was so cool
In Chinese wedding the husband pay everything for the wedding. For the west the wife pay...
There is a moment to anounce that they are merried when they bow to each other and their parents in the wedding. It is called 拜堂 (baitang) in Chinese.
3:52, 15:44 and more, is called huaquan (划拳), it''s a "fist guessing" game that tests your sobriety and fast response after alcohol drinking, basically if you lose one guess, you are "punished" to drink one cup, or, one sip, depending on the rules.
Hey blondie, I''m going to fuzhou in a few days I''m from NY, I can refer u to a few great places
Thought you were getting married
Cute wedding :)
Wish them happiness
Soooo materialistic. Fabulous lovely though. Love those foods. Thanks
12:59 that''s a really handy grater! Any clue where to get one of these?
I love these longer videos ^^
我喜欢这些时间长的视频 ^ ^
I don''t know why...but I just love watching these wedding videos...can''t get enough of them??
Yes it is reminds me of my own wedding
omg as a Chinese, this wedding looks very interesting and very different from ours (northeastern)... thank you for sharing this!!
作为一个中国人，这个婚礼看起来非常有趣，和我们(东北部)的婚礼非常不同... ... 谢谢你们分享这个!
This is very south China’s tradition. Northern and central plain provinces have different traditions.
Sometimes its decided when the groom ask their brides parents for her hand and dowry ks negotiated.
They usually have a tea and bowing ceremony to honour the parents, ancestors, heaven and earth (gods)
This all depends on how the family''s customs like.
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No. It''s only official when they kowtow and served tea in front of both their parents
u got to change the title to "a wedding of rural people in South China"..
Your new makeup is beautiful:)
Beautiful Amy as always
7:15 thats the point. been there done that, no more thanks
I''ve been to a Chinese wedding myself where there were extensive barricade activities before the groom can pick up the bride in the morning, including some uncomfortable moments such as the groomsmen having to split a spaghetti noodle using their mouths only. There were also tea ceremonies where the groom and the bride offer tea to the parents and other elders later in the morning or in early afternoon....
I heard and tasted White Tea, Silver Needle, is the finest tea from China. Awfully expensive because it''s actually the young buds of the tea leaves when they start growing.
Less exposure to the crowded public at this time and make more videos in the near future!
Amy that was wonderful ????
This is an awesome video..! Thanks so much for posting it.
Now I understand why Chinese weddings are so culturally important, cost so much and are planned over a very long time. Must be exhausting though for everyone concerned. Thanks for making everything so personal and interesting ????
Best wishes for this lovely couple:)
It like the fanciest wedding ever
Hmmm...I know what this is leading up to! You''re marriage! Congrats! haha
嗯... 我知道这意味着什么了! 你们结婚了! 恭喜! 哈哈
The main ceremony is the tea ceremony ??
Paper before the Wedding, sure of it.
You are such a good video maker! Just binge-watched your videos for the past 3 hours
When will you go to a Chinese Divorce? Looking forward to that episode!
你什么时候拍一集关于中国离婚的视频 ? 期待那一集
So interesting! Thank you Blondie and thank you to the couple for allowing us to attend their wedding! Wish them a very happy life ! (And Blondie, your earrings are so pretty ! )
太有趣了！谢谢你，Blondie 。也谢谢这对夫妇让我们参加他们的婚礼！祝他们生活幸福！(Blondie ，你的耳环真漂亮!)
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thank you for sharing this....so interesting!!!
I''ve never seen anyone wearing a hoodie and sweats at a Chinese wedding in the West or Asia. Personally, I find it disrespectful. I don''t care if it''s trendy/fashionable, expensive designer street wear. You just don''t wear it for certain events like a wedding or funeral.
I want to get invited to Chinese wedding now.
Now we want to see your wedding :D
1:28 The food is called "瘦肉丸" in chinese
Most Chinese wedding is like this, my parents wedding was the exact same and we’re cantonese. I’d want my wedding to be half western and half traditional lol
u are amazing and the energy u bring in your vlog is outstanding
Yes, there are a little bit differences in different provinces. Thanks ??
Happy Spring Festival！
Fan of your personality, fitness, optimism, cheerness etc etc. Keep going
Beware of the virus!
it was amazing to watch this! Thanks!
14:25 what? It seems Shady forgot some of his culture. Of curse there is a specific time saying a new couple are married. It''s when they bow three times in front of their parents. One for sky and earth, one for their parents and one for themselves.
什么？ 似乎 Shady 忘记了他的一些文化背景。当然会有一个特定的时间来说明这一对新人正式结婚了。就是他们在父母面前鞠三次躬，一鞠躬敬天地，二鞠躬敬父母，三鞠躬夫妻对拜。
Wow ! So fun ! Thanks for sharing
哇! 太有趣了! 谢谢分享
where are all the girls? it looked like our parties in highschool lol
Are you permanently staying in China? I feel like I''ve seen you there for forever!!
An excellent video!
That looks like so much fun
I swear the foods on weddings or funerals are the best I have eaten.
I’ve been to four weddings in Harbin China. Definitely something to see. Also been to three funerals.
You have to get up early for them. A lot of funerals are like five or 6 o’clock in the morning.
firecrackers still allowed? i thought they were banned...
WEI of the DRAGON
Where is the tea ceremony for the parents of both sides and also for the elder relatives like grandparents or uncles/aunts??
Awesome! Thanks for your video introducing Chinese traditional wedding in details!
Actually these multi-wedding thing is happening with more couples having diverse background, and not only to Chinese. I am from Shanghai so you know lots of Chinese from out of town, the common sense is to have three weddings: two in each other''s hometown for families relatives and friends, another one at Shanghai for colleagues and friends.
I currently live in Montreal and one newly wed couple I know the guy is from Toulouse France and bride comes from Southern India, so they had two weddings too but decided to skip Montreal since first being already exhausted and second they don''t have too much friends here.