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Archive for December 5th, 2012

I hear bells a-ringing… wedding bells that is! »

In honor of the upcoming holiday festivities we have decided to bring you an issue on… weddings? That’s right weddings!
Learn about the running groom in China, the role of coca leaves in Bolivian Quechua weddings, what “Despedida de Soltero/a” means in Argentina, what Shinto ceremonies consist of in Japan, and more!
Enjoy!
WWN Editors
Matt, Jaime, Lars, Mary

Complicated and Costly Chinese Weddings »

A modern Chinese wedding combines traditional customs and modern styles, which is more interesting but also complicated and costly. In most cities, an intermediate wedding usually costs the new couple 70,000RMB(=$11,290) or more. If you want have a high-grade wedding, you should expect to spend at least 100,000RMB(=$16,129). But a young couple’s average monthly income is around [...]

Of Marriage and Other Evils: Weddings in Argentina »

Even though I tend to be a bit skeptical about weddings and commitment issues, I´ll try to provide the best look into the Argentinian planning, organization, and celebration of this important day in a person’s life; and I’d also like to share what weddings mean for me and my very close friends.

Wedding (結婚) »

Hello everyone! How are you doing?
I think this topic is interesting for most women. This topic is weddings.
I’ll talk about preparation before the wedding and Japanese wedding ceremonies in the past and today.

Ja, ich will … »

Ja, ich will…
That’s probably the sentence every girl is dreaming of, to hear and say one time in her life.
I’m fortunate to have already attended four different weddings. I was at the wedding of my uncle when I was 5 years old, and 3 weddings of my cousins in the last few years. Every wedding [...]

Ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d’enfants… »

“They fell in love and lived happily ever after.”
Translated from French as “They lived happily ever after and had a lot of children.”
Love is a universal matter even though different types of unions might differ from a place to another. It was a long time ago that marriage was the only option for two people [...]

Bolivian Weddings »

Bolivia is a multiclass and multiethnic country; consequently, each class and ethnic group celebrates their weddings differently.

Die Hochzeit – The German Wedding »

In Germany, there are many customs concerning marriage that vary from region to region and from family to family. I had to deal with the topic “marriage” just recently since got I married only six months ago, and I want to provide you with an insight to what marriage in Germany is like.