At last, I've attended a Korean wedding! Some similarities, lots of differences.
- the bride wears white
- the couple exchanges vows
- no bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, etc.
- while there is a cake, it's wheeled out right after the couple is pronounced husband and wife; they cut it there at the front, then it's gone (!)
- lots of bowing -to the bride's parents, groom's parents, and then to all the guests
- as the couple exits, guests release party poppers -like the kind from New Year's Eve
- no gifts; instead, you bring money and check in (pay) at the front, whereupon you receive a meal ticket
- the wedding takes place in a wedding hall which is run like clockwork -the hall hosts loads of weddings every weekend, so it's hurry in, hurry out
- the post-ceremony meal is held in a large reception area where you'll encounter attendees from weddings held previously that day
- no speeches, no dancing -just eat and go
Incidentally, I am happy to report that this particular couple is very much in love and committed to serving the Lord. It was an honor to participate in their special day.