Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bride's Dowry

The bride's parents may send the bride's dowry with return gifts on the day of bethrothal or delivery the dowry a few days before the wedding.

This is to bless the newly weds and to symbolize that the bride is ready to take on the role of wife and mum.

This is done ususally before the wedding and usually on the same day as the Guo Da Li or after.

The chinese downry typically includes:

(1) Beddings: pillows, bolstrs, comforter set, blankets, bed sheets etc. all tied with red ribbons
(2) new clothes in suitcase for the bride
(3) Tea set for the wedding tea ceremony
(4) Baby bathtub, potty, face wash basin, tumblers, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mirror, comb
(5) 2 pairs of wedding slippers or red wooden clogs
(6) Sewing basket with even numbered rolls of colourful thread, needles, pin cushion with many boys, scissors and sewing wax with auspicious words written on it
(7) 1 rulers
(8) Pair each of bowl,with chopsticks and spoons

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