1. The arranged marriages in rural China usually happen in the late teens to early twenties. The groom and bride in this film are considered on the older side and are in a rush to get married. 2. Status is very important in trying to get a bride for your groom in rural China. For this reason, the family of the groom will try to build a new house and spend up to a year's income on the wedding feast. 3. The wedding procession to pick up the bride is very important. IT will move very slowly and be loud, with fireworks and loud music being played. 4. The status of the bride is very important in rural China. Unlike other cultures, the groom has to give a gift to the bride's family. In patriarchal societies it is usually the bride's family who has to pay for the wedding proceedings, but not in rural China. 5. There are several different rituals done to share and express the joyous occasion. This is done to show the happiness of everyone and the success of finding a good bride.
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- Spring '16
- bride, rural China