By jvenegas on Dec 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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!
Matt, Jaime, Lars, Mary
By wzhang on Dec 5, 2012 in China | Comments Off
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 10,000RMB(=$1,612 two people), which has to cover the housing, water, electricity, food and so forth. So the cost of a wedding is really a big burden for them. Read the rest
By gbustos on Dec 5, 2012 in Argentina | 1 Comment
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.
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By rmaeda on Dec 5, 2012 in Japan | Comments Off
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.
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By ieberz on Dec 5, 2012 in Germany | 1 Comment
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 is something special and different from other weddings. Read the rest
By hernandm on Dec 5, 2012 in France | Comments Off
“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 in love with each other and wanted to celebrate their union. According to the French National Institute of Statistics (INSEE), the number of traditional marriages is decreasing year by year with only around 240,000 weddings celebrated in France in 2011. Has loved disappeared then? It has certainly not, but with our everyday more modern and faster societies, unions have to adapt themselves to new trends in order to survive. Read the rest
By imiranda on Dec 5, 2012 in Bolivia | Comments Off
Bolivia is a multiclass and multiethnic country; consequently, each class and ethnic group celebrates their weddings differently. Read the rest