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Vietnamese wedding songs, be it the traditional wedding songs or the modern latest ones, are very popular and usually live wedding bands are present at most marriages that play the music on traditional musical instruments or modern equipment. Most of the Vietnamese wedding songs mp3 are available online for free download or one can listen to the music online on radio station. The traditional songs are much more famous than the new music and the lyrics are simple and fun and have rich meanings. The videos and clips too are available for free download or can be seen online for free.

The Procession and gifts in Vietnamese Wedding

The procession of the groom’s family is led by specific order; usually the first person will be a man chosen as the representative of the groom's house (he should have a good manner of speaking along with high status in society), followed by the groom's father, the groom, then the rest of his immediate family and close friends. Huge traditional umbrellas are carried and accompany the front of the procession.

Interestingly, in the past the groom's mother did not take part in the procession as a sign that she would not be a threat to the future bride (and she would even hide for a short period upon the bride's welcome into the groom's home). However, this practice has long been abandoned. The number of people participating in a procession varies but is usually restricted to a smaller number (20 or so) to make it easier on the bride's family who will be receiving all of the guests.

In the procession, the groom and his family (among others) will be bearing elaborately decorated lacquer boxes, covered in red cloth. Inside these boxes are gifts representing the wealth the groom's family will bring to the bride's family. Gifts include: betel, wine, tea, fruit, cakes, a roast pig, and an abundance of jewelry for the bride (the amount of jewelry depending on the personal wealth of the groom's family). Usually the number of gift boxes varies from 6 or 8, but never 7 or 9 which is seen as bad luck.

Upon arriving at the bride's home, firecrackers are lit to alert the bride's family, who then light their own round of firecrackers to welcome the groom's family into their home. After each gift of food is accepted by the bride's parents, the groom then receives permission to greet the bride, who is finally brought out.

Symbols of Vietnamese Wedding

Traditional and modern symbols of marriage are often featured during Vietnamese marriage ceremonies as decorations on the wedding umbrellas, lacquer gift boxes (or the red cloth that covers them), or even the decorations in the homes of both the bride and groom. They usually include lanterns, doves, initials of the couple, so on so forth. However one symbol that is indispensable are the words "song hỷ" (also written as the character 囍). Vietnamese was written formerly in Chinese characters as well as the vernacular Chinese influenced Nom script before the 20th century, and while literacy in these scripts during feudalistic times was restricted mostly to scholars, officials and other members of the elite, characters such as these have always played an aesthetic role on important occasions such as wedding

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Vietnamese Wedding Banquet

Vietnamese wedding food similar like Chinese wedding food, has special symbolism: mostly wishes of happiness, longevity, or fertility. The number of courses is also significant as same as Chinese culture. At a wedding banquet, eight dishes are usually served – not including the dessert as a "good luck".

Nowadays, a wedding banquet starts with appetizers such as “dragon-phoenix” plates or cold plates which consist of various sliced meats, jellyfish, and various types of nuts shaped like dragons and phoenixes and served chilled. In a marriage, the dragon symbolises the male role while the phoenix symbolises the female role.

Roast Suckling Pig. Roasted pork is a symbol of virginity. (The groom presents a whole roasted pork to the bride’s family at the engagement party and at the wedding ceremony in the morning).

Quail. According to Shu Shu Costa, the author of Wild Geese and Tea, pigeon has tender meat that symbolises peace. Quail is offered whole to each guest so each and every one will also experience a peaceful life.

Shark’s Fin Soup. Usually follows the appetizers. The type of soup has some significance, for example, shark’s fin soup indicates wealth because this delicacy is very expensive.

Lobster. Red is the color for happiness, so serving Lobster would signify joy and celebration. Also, serving the dish whole, i.e. the whole lobster, would symbolise completeness.

Vegetables with Sea Cucumber. Serving sea cucumber with vegetables is a sign of selflessness because “sea cucumber” sounds like “good heart” and this dish wishes the couple to think in a similar way – to avoid conflict.

Fish. Serving fish would hope that the couple will experience a life together with abundance because “fish”" sounds like “plentiful”.

Noodles served at the end would symbolise longevity because noodles come in long strands.

Sweet Red Bean Soup. Serving dessert probably wishes the newlyweds a sweet life. The hot sweet red bean soup should contain lotus seeds and a red beans to wish the newlyweds a hundred years of togetherness.

I've noticed lately at many weddings, at the end of the banquet, waiters usually pass out take-away boxes to the guests because there is usually enough food for everyone and some left over; this represents abundance. It is acceptable to take some of the food home because it is not good to waste good food – or anything else for that matter.

Costa, S. S., Wild Geese and Tea: Asian-American Wedding Planner. NY: Riverhead Books, 1997

Vietnamese Traditional Wedding Ceremony

Vietnamese traditional wedding ceremony and official signing wedding certificate usually take place in the morning.

On the day of the ceremony, the Groom’s family go to the Bride’s home on a certain time frame (chosen from the fortune-teller). They bring all traditional gifts in the red boxes, wrapped in red papers for the bride’s family. In each red box would have jewelry (wedding ring& band, jade bangle, necklace, earrings, depends on how wealth the Groom’s family is), wine, cake, and four to six different kinds of foods (the ones that represented happiness, longevity, good luck, etc).

Female are dress in Ao Dai (long dress). Male could be in their suits or men traditional Ao Dai. The Groom’s family enter into the Bride’s house usually lead by a old couple that most healthy and successful among the relatives, this means to wish the to-be-wed couple a blessing life together in the future, follow by the Groom’s parent, the Groom and the rest of family in a pair.

Marriage Civil Celebrant or sometime a respected person among the bride's relative’s welcome the guests and asks the bride's parent to present their daughter. This ceremony similar likes the “Giving Away” in western wedding ceremony.
The bride then follows her parents out in a Vietnamese traditional wedding dress (Ao Dai), which is usually in red.

The ceremony starts in front of the altar. First the to-be-wed couple kneel down and pray, asking ancestors' permission to be married, also asking for blessing on their family-to-be.

The candle ceremony is next symbolise the joining of the Bride and Groom and their families. The candles usually lit by fathers of the Bride and Groom and only after the couple worshiped the altar of ancestors.

Monitum from the Marriage Act and asking the couple agreed in marriage is a legal part between the ceremony.

The Groom’s mother then open the red box, put all the jewelry on the bride, and then the couple exchange their vow and wedding rings.

Declaration of marriage and signing an official wedding certificates in front of both families and relatives.

After the presentation of wedding certificate, the couple then turn around and bow to both parents to say thank you. The Groom and the Bride's parents would take turn to give their blessing and give the newly wedded value gifts such as money in a red envelop. Tea ceremony happens during parents blessing.

Vietnamese Wedding Aodai

Nowaday, Vietnamese brides usually choose the Western white dresses for their wedding. But another ones choose Aodai.
Wedding Aodai is a little different from unsual Aodai which are worn everyday . ( Vietnamese people usually wear Aodai as the uniform in some companies , the uniform in high schools...)

So How is the different between Usual Aodai and Wedding Aodai ?

Wedding Aodai has many colors: Pink, Red, Gold, Blue, White and Black. But with our tradditional, the Red and Gold are choosen most. Because the Red color means Lucky in life and the Gold means Rich and Royal.

But now, following the western style, many designers and tailors make Aodai in Pink, White or another colors fabric.
Wedding Aodai usually has 3 parts : Hat, long dress cover outside and Aodai inside. Sometimes, Long dress cover is as same color as Aodai but sometimes isn't.

The Bridegrooms sometimes wear Aodai, too.
And every details on Long dress outside are hand-embroidered or drawing by hand with the pictures of dragon with phoenix , or lotus flower

Vietnamese wedding dress Idea

Vietnamese wedding dresses have a long history steeped it Vietnamese tradition. It is important to understand the national Vietnamese dress before exploring the wedding dress. For both women and men, the national dress of Vietnam is called “Ao Dai” – for every day wear and for special occasions.
Ao Dai means “long dress”. Early versions comprised of 4 to 5 panels of silky, flowing fabric, layered over loose-fitting trousers of the same material. The number of layers usually signified the wealth of the person wearing it – the more panels or layers, the more wealth. Some of the very wealthy would even wear more than one ao dai at the same time.

Presently, most ao dai consist of only two pieces – a dress worn over loose silk pants, the dress varying in length from just below the knee to the ground. The dress consists of two to four panels, has a well-fitted bodice and is split on the sides from the waist down. Early versions had buttons up the front or side, but in recent years, the seams run diagonally from the neckline to the underarm and seem to be the preferred style.

The necklines usually vary between two styles – the “boat” or the “mandarin” style. The “boat” style is more open, off the neck and preferred in warmer climates. The “mandarin” style is a high stiff collar – the length of the collar depending on the person wearing it. Sometimes, the collar is formed by the many layers (or colors) of the ao dai – as many as seven at once. Occasionally, a low-scooped neck style will be worn, but these are less common. Most ao dai are custom tailored, made to fit each individual body. Some of the lesser quality ao dai are now being mass produced, but they are less fitted and designed.

Colors vary with the ao dai now, but originally were indicative of a person’s age and social status. Schoolgirls continue to wear solid white, symbolizing their purity. As a girl ages, she begins wearing soft pastels. The bolder colors are reserved for married and mature women.

For her wedding, the bride wears an outer robe (the ao choang) over the ao dai to create a more formal look. Red is considered the marriage gown color, although bright pink may also be used. At times, gold silk trims the ao dai and/or the ao choang. Unique trimmings are often painted or embroidered on the garment. The couple’s names, Chinese characters or beautiful images are used as trimmings along the collar, cuff or back.

The bride’s head is adorned with a matching headpiece, either the non la (a cone-shaped hat made from dried, woven leaves) or the khanh vanh. Many say this most popular style resembles a flying saucer.

During the wedding day, the bride and groom may change their clothes as many as three or four times – from a western-style wedding gown and white tuxedo, to the ao dai for both the bride and groom, to formal evening gown and black tuxedo.
Overall, the ao dai is a graceful, stately costume, flattering to almost any figure. It has become a popular garment in western culture as well, with numerous internet sites available for ordering ao dai – as a custom made or a pre-made dress.

Catholic Wedding in Vietnam

A Catholic vietnamese wedding is religious wedding performed by Catholic Priest and requiring both partners to be of single status and church members. The Catholic Church will not allow Vietnamese for divorced persons to marry again except if the former spouse is deceased. You will come to a selected Catholic Cathedral in HCMC for the ceremony.

This ceremony will be legal by religion only. The procedure for initiating such a religious ceremony involves the couple arranging an interview with their local parish priest (in their own country) and obtaining a letter of recommendation (in English) from him about their desire to get married. This letter should also state the couple’s status as members of the Catholic faith.

This letter will provide the evidence and authority necessary under world-wide church agreements for the local Catholic Priest in Vietnam to perform the ceremony in accordance with Church traditions.

The Wedding Ao Dai : Beautiful Vietnam

Today, most people are familiar with the popular Vietnamese royal costume from the Nguyen dynasty called the áo mệnh phụ. It is a lot more colorful and festive in decoration compared to the regular áo dài.

It has a long and flowing outer robe with huge, wide sleeves and is worn by royal females of the Nguyen dynasty for public appearances.

In the last few years, the áo mệnh phụ has been the standard costume worn by lovely Vietnamese brides. The áo mệnh phụ is often accompanied by the silk brocade, crown-like headgear called the khăn đóng.

Although the áo mệnh phụ’s popularity waned for a time because of its extravagant appearance, this costume has returned with a vengeance for both the Vietnamese locals and the members of Vietnam communities overseas.