The beliefs of weddings in Asia vary tremendously. They have the potential to open up interesting perspectives on various societies and ideologies

A month prior to her marriage, a Chinese wedding may weep with her family for an hour each day. Ten days later, her aunt joins in, and by the time the ordeal is over, every woman in the household must been sobbing alongside the bride. This practice, known as Au Chuang, is thought to facilitate the newlyweds’ childbearing process.

In Japan, it is customary for family members to give the bride a padded dress known as an uchikake before her wedding service that has the design of crane, tides, and pines. Additionally, she may offer decorated twigs from the revered Sakaki tree to her new residence while donning a hair and an extra jacket with her household crest attached.

When the bridegroom arrives at the location, he is welcomed by the bride’s adult relatives. To ward off evil eyes, they will perform aarti and implement malik. The Groom’s male cousins will then be greeted and invited to participate in the ceremony of circling the spiritual hearth during the Milni Ceremony. They will make their commitments here to one another and to their communities.

The groom’s family will then give her parents bride price ( betrothal gifts ) if their horoscopes coincide. The couple will then proceed to circle the hearth in a series of measures. This is done to keep their goals, such as wealth, love, and responsibility to one another and their communities, in the forefront of their minds.