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In ancient times, weddings (Honrye) were held in the bride's yard or house.The groom traveled by horse to the bride's house and after the wedding ceremony took his wife in a palanquin (sedan chair) to his parents' house to live.Lastly, the package is wrapped with a red and blue cloth and sent to the brides family.
Boat-shaped shoes made of silk, are worn with white cotton socks.The first step is called the Eui hon, or ‘matchmaking’, this is when both the bride and grooms families discuss the possibility of marriage.Various factors are taken into consideration such as: social status, personality, appearance, academic and/or agricultural (industrial) achievements, as well as material harmony as predicted by a fortuneteller."In general the Eui hon is determined when the bridegroom-side sends a proposal letter of marriage and the bride-side sends a reply letter which permits this marriage." Once the response from the bride is sent back to the groom, if agreed, the groom then sets up a date for the ceremony.In traditional Korean culture, like many traditional cultures, marriage between a man and a woman were decided by the bride and grooms elders.
As in Confucian values family and the customs of a family is placed above all.
Hand lanterns are used for lighting the way from the groom's home to the bride's home on the night before the wedding.