Once the groom made a satisfying enough offer and was deemed worthy of entering the house, he could join the bride's parents for tea (served by the bride) as a parting ritual.
She might also wear a blue slip or sew three ribbons (one yellow, one blue and one red) into her undergarments to symbolize food, money and passion in the years to come.
The groom would usually wear a lightly colored guayabera, a loose-fitting shirt perfectly suited for the Mexican sun.
Shark fin soup was once a staple delicacy, which, at upward of $100 a bowl today could drain anyone's bank account quickly.
Due to the environmental implications, many couples are skipping shark and splurging on other menu items like fine French wine.
Music At more elaborate weddings, the couple and their guests would enjoy a performance called the lion dance in which performers dressed as powerful felines swayed to the beat of drums, gongs and cymbals to scare away evil spirits.
Added Perk After the wedding feast, friends and family would follow the couple into their bedroom, making as much noise as possible and taunting them—all in good fun, of course.
When Chinese couples consulted an astrologer or fortune-teller to find a favorable date derived from their birth dates., a bright-red silk dress with intricate gold embroidery.
These loose, high-necked, long-sleeve gowns fell all the way to the ground—revealing only the bride's head, hands and toes.
Music A mariachi band (with at least two violins, two trumpets, one Spanish guitar, one vihuela and one ) would provide the day's music.