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Usually, gifts may include tea, lotus seeds, longan, red beans, green beans, red dates, nutmeg, oranges, pomegranate, lily, bridal cakes, coconuts, wine, red hair braid, money box and other delicacies, depending on local customs and family wealth.
Picking a Wedding Date: An astrologist or astrology book would be consulted to select an auspicious date to hold the wedding ceremony.
Within the letter would be a list of the types and quantity of gifts designated for the wedding, once both parties accepted the marriage.
The Wedding Letter was prepared and presented to the bride's family on the day of the wedding and was a document that confirmed and commemorated the formal acceptance of the bride into the bridegroom's family.
It is customary for the bridesmaid to give the bridegroom a difficult time before he is allowed to enter.
The groom kneels at the ancestral altar as his father puts a cap decorated with cypress leaves on his head to declare his adulthood and his family responsibility. Usually a crowd of friends escorts the bridegroom and musicians play joyful tunes during the entire trip. In ancient times, a bridal sedan chair (or a decorated donkey due to poverty or bad traffic) would be used to transport the bride.
A child carries a bridal box among the people, reflecting the bridegroom's expectation to have a child in the near future.
The most interesting part of the reception really takes place at the doorstep of the bride's residence, which is heavily guarded by the bridesmaid or the bride's sisters.
At dawn on the wedding day and after a bath in water permeated with grapefruit, the bride puts on new clothes, wears a pair of red shoes and waits for the so-called "good luck woman" to dress her hair in the style of a married woman.
Her head would be covered with a red silk veil with tassels or bead strings that hang from the phoenix crown.