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Asian chinese wedding dowry for asian weddings
Though asian wedding dowry are not as important as the Ten Commandments, they are not to be taken lightly. Sounds scary? Well, asian wedding dowry are usually a symbol of sweet union, long life, good fortune and fertility.

Usually the two families will meet and negotiate on the wedding dowry over dinner, or a free food tasting meal by the hotel the couple has sign up for.

Discussion on the wedding dowry will be on the number of tables given and love offerings. But the modern moms of today will leave it to the Groom’s family to decide, it is a gesture of respect, being friendly and not to be taken as “selling her daughter” or "ownership" . But sometimes mothers can demand asian dowry from $10,000 to $20,000.

2 weeks before the wedding, the groom accompanied by a female representative(usually a relative) will visit the bride’s family. They will bring along with them a basket of gifts to thank the family for bringing up the bride. So what’s inside the basket?

•Two bottles of liquor – Usually XO or of the same value. During the days of old, bride’s mum will return rice wine to the groom, but it is substituted by a pair of orange squash which symbolizes gold and good fortune.
• Cakes – For the bride’s family to distribute to their friends and relatives.
• A Mirror
• Dried delicacies – Shitake, dried shrimp, abalone, shark’s fin…
• Traditional sweets – longans, lychees, lotus seeds, dates…
• Fruits assorted
• Pair of Phoenix and Dragon Candles
• Please do not Forget “Love Offerings (Money in Red Packets) ”

 

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