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A Wedding in Vietnam

Organizing a wedding is very important for a couple because it's an event that happens once in their life. So, the prepare carefully for the marriage wedding ceremony. One day before the wedding ceremony, both families build a frame made from coconut leaves in front of their houses. On the top of each frame, there is a small red board with these words in yellow: TAN HON at the groom's house and VU QUY at the bride's house.

On the day of the wedding ceremony, all the groom's family have to go to the bride's home on time because they chose the good time some months ago. The wedding traditional gifts include betel and areca-nut, cake, and fruit. Then, the groom and the bride worship at the altar of ancestors.

Next, the bride puts the ring onto the bride's finger, earrings into her ears, and a necklace onto her neck. The cost of jewelry depends on the groom's finances. The bride also puts a ring onto the groom's finger.

After that, he brings her to his house. They sometimes have a small meal at the bride's house. On that evening, they have a wedding party at a restaurant with their relatives and friends.

There is usually a band to play music during their mean. In the middle of the meal, the couple go around and go to each table to get wishes and gifts or money from their relatives and friends.

In conclusion, after the party, the bride belongs to the groom's family, and she will live with the groom for the rest of her life if nothing wrong happens to their life!! This is style of wedding.


The first version of Vietnamese Aodai wedding was in some centuries before. Then it takes artist as well as fashion designers years to change to modern wedding style to fit the atmosphere of modern time. Aodai nowadays would be in its fully beauty. However, people in the world had known it when it was in an old wedding styles - not because of the style but because of the lady who dressed it at Paris Conference to struggle for the peace of her country in early of 20th century - Ms Nguyen Thi Binh - one of famous Vietnamese politicians in Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Binh is a niece of Phan Boi Chau - a leader of Vietnam revolution when the country was under French, and of course, her family name had to be Phan as it was in full: Phan Thi Chau Giang. Giang joined the revolution, became Uncle Ho's sodlier and the first Vietnamese lady who was sent to the Conference in Paris with Vietnamese mission for political duty.

Phan Thi Chau Giang was then renamed Nguyen Thi Binh as many popular names in Vietnam, however, the name was aslo a hope not for any individual but for the whole nation at that time. Nguyen is one of the most common Vietnamese surname, Thi stands for fairy sex (while Van is the common middle name of men), Binh means peace. That is so called the meaning in Vietnamese names.

Vietnam is just a small nation in Asian, which became poorer and poorer after wars. However, its tradition and identity are those that still lasted long. The image of Nguyen Thi Binh in blue Aodai - a national costume with color of peace - impressed politician by the her out look and the way she convinced them to support for the Peace Agreement of Vietnam - in this case, it would be hard to answer the Aodai or Nguyen Thi Binh herself contributed to the success of Vietnam's revolution.

Aodai is once again remind people the nation's culture and awake their love for homeland, wedding lifee and peace, too.