You may have seen the groom getting down on one knee to propose to the wedding if you have seen any K-dramas. But this is n’t typical at Korean weddings. Instead, in a ritual known as the paebaek, the couple will bow to one another and their families before toasting each other and drinking particular wine together. Taoism is the foundation of the festival, which emphasizes respecting one’s seniors greatly. The couple will then provide their parents with a variety of foods and beverages, typically dates ( jjubes ) for the daughters and chestnuts ( maekju).

Before the service starts, the groom’s family will also present the couple with light envelopes containing cash gifts. This is a tried-and-true method of providing financial support for the newlyweds, and it also serves as betrothal gifts ( hahm ). Following their meeting, the couples can change these hahm gifts in a space where they can interact with one another.

Following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds will reveal jungian jong, a unique wine made by the bride’s mother and poured into gourd trees. The pair may then take two sips of the wine as a representation of their marriage vows.

Last but not least, the visitors will participate in samulnori, a efficiency featuring four violins, including kkwaenggwari and hua and buk. This can be done after the pyebaek or during the welcome as a way to wish the few fortune in their new living.