This weekend I went to my friend Jinah’s wedding. Unsurprisingly, Korean weddings are different than they are in North America. A Korean ceremony often takes place in large wedding halls, where lots of other people are getting married at the same time. I have been to two Korean weddings now and both incorporated the use of electric violins, fog machines and neon lights. The ceremonies take about an hour and this includes the toast, cutting of the cake and photos.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to eat at a buffet while the family has a more traditional ceremony. I imagine that Korean weddings are similar to those in Vegas.
It is easy to chuckle over the differences in our matrimonial customs; however, western weddings are as equally strange! Like most things pertaining to love, there seems to be no right or wrong way to follow your heart.