Traditionally, back when Korean marriages were arranged by families, the bowing ceremony often marked the first time the bride and groom saw each other – at their wedding – when the groom walked to the east side of the wedding table and the bride walked to the west end to face each other.What is the correct order of the wedding ceremony?
-Groom bows, then the bride and groom stand on the mat, facing each other (bride holds her hands to cover her face). -First, bride bows twice and groom bows back once. -Bride bows twice again, then groom makes a deep bow and kneel down. *The bowing represents the promise of commitment to each other.What happens at a wedding ceremony?
-The ceremony begins with the parents (of groom) seated on cushions behind a table in front of a painted screen, with the newlyweds opposite them. -The newlyweds perform a deep bow.Why does the groom bow twice before the kireogi?
The groom was expected to bow twice before presenting the kireogi to his future mother in law. In modern Korean weddings, a wooden goose may be given in place of a traditional kireogi. This Korean tradition is respected as a symbol of harmony and structure.