YouTuber Simply SSOL shared the 5 issues you must know if you wish to marry a Korean. As a Korean American, the recommendation shared from her perspective is illuminating, to say the least! (Of course, all of this stuff are generalizations based mostly on her personal experiences, so please make sure you take issues with a grain of salt.)
1. The proposal
You shouldn’t anticipate an enormous, grand proposal like the type you see in films and TV exhibits. Her proposal came about every week earlier than her wedding ceremony!
What I’ve seen in Korea is proposals are finished after the marriage date is ready, you’ve received your wedding ceremony gown, the invites are out, and every part is already set.
One of her husband’s associates skilled difficulties throughout wedding ceremony planning as a result of their mother and father didn’t get alongside, and due to that the wedding ended up being damaged.
I really feel like in Western cultures you don’t ask your mother and father for permission to marry this individual. It’s extra such as you announce it, ‘hey mom, this is who I’m getting married to.’
3. Men have to arrange the home
She observes that it’s the person’s accountability to offer the home, whereas it’s the girl’s job to furnish the home and switch it into a house.
Men have to arrange the home, whether or not if its… normally in the event that they purchase a home with full money it’s normally their mother and father serving to out. You know, not everybody has that potential to purchase a home, in order that they get loans.
4. Gift exchanges
You should present your parents-in-law money that may be a proportion of what your home (which they doubtless paid for) again to them. You’re additionally supposed to purchase good items for the mother and father. For instance, she purchased her mother-in-law a luxurious bag.
Again, that is Korean tradition, I’m not saying that is dangerous however that is one thing that I actually didn’t perceive. If he prepares the home, I’m supposed to offer him… his mother-in-law, or his mother and father, money in an envelope. And, it’s like a sure p.c of how a lot the home was. I can’t keep in mind how a lot the p.c was nevertheless it’s not a small quantity.
5. Wedding items
It’s extra frequent to offer money than items at weddings, and the quantity varies relying on how shut you’re with the couple.
I didn’t obtain a lot items. Mostly money. In Korea, it’s thought-about you’re supposed to offer money to the opposite individual in the event that they’re getting married as a substitute of a present.
Did you study something new?