Wedding culture in two countries. By 林玲 外文系 0605 班 学号 020602031. Marriage.
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Contrasted to the Chinese one, the English is much simpler. In the traditional wedding culture of England, the bride willcarry acalla in hand being typical of good luck. If the two persons live near tothe church, they would get into it together with their guests and sprinkle orange flowers along the whole way. Their weddings are used to being celebrated in the afternoons, and then they would hold a party. The cakes they eat on that day are made of many kinds of fruits, they can decorate hogged nets. The top of the cake which stands for the naissance of bottle will remain until their first child come out.
As we know, there are a lot of differences between these two wedding ceremony, which reflect the different culture of the two countries.
It seems to pay more attention in love. The aim of a wedding is to make the lovers living together forever, so it is a private affair more than the family’s.
In addition to the bride and groom, traditional weddings involve a lot more people. Typically, these positions are filled by close friends of the bride and groom; being asked to serve in these capacities is seen as a great honour.
Ringbearer - an attendant, often a young boy, who carries the wedding rings. Ushers - helpers, usually men, who assist with the organization.
Best man - a close male friend or relative of the groom, given a place of honour. Groomsmen - one or more male attendants who support the groom.
Maid of honour - a close female friend or relative of the bride, given a place of honour. If she is married, she is instead called the "matron of honour." Bridesmaids - one or more female attendants who support the bride.Father of the Bride - One who symbolically "gives away" the bride. If her father is deceased or otherwise unavailable, another male relative, often an uncle or brother, will give the bride away. Flower girl - a young girl who scatters flowers in front of the bridal party. Junior Bridesmaids - young girl typically between the ages of 8 and 16 who is too old to be a flowergirl, but the bride wants to be a part of the wedding.
The Western custom of a bride wearing a white wedding dress, came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception and the hackneyed jokes of situation comedies the white dress did not actually indicate virginity, which was actually symbolized by a face veil).
“Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey, you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true.Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl.Married in green, ashamed to be seen,Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you’ll live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink."
an investigation into the younger about what kind of wedding will they choose when they are going to get married, the Chinese style, the western style or they’ll choose both of the two? And the result is as follow: