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2005/9/3-4 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:39470 Activity:nil
9/3     Is there a Chinese tradition that the best man/bridesmaid must be
        single and not married? How often does this tradition get followed?
        And is there a thing about the NUMBER of best man/bridesmaid for
        not having bad luck (4 is a bad number for example)? Someone with
        experience with Chinese traditions please shed some light. Thanks!
        \_ Traditionally (imperial time, or during the day of my grand
           parents).  There is no such thing as best man /bridesmaid.
           Best man / brides maid is 100% western idea.  I don't know
           about mainland China, but in Taiwan, people kept adding all
           sort of Chinese twist to it.  Typically (i.e. socially acceptable
           norm), there is only one grooms man and brides maid.  And yes,
           they are usually single.  You want to avoid those who are
           divorced.  *AND* given the choice, make sure groom man /
           brides maid's parents are not seperated and still alive.
           Further, you want to make sure bride maid is not born in the
           year of ferocious animal, such as Tiger, etc.
           Honestly, if I were you, I'll go 100% western.  Very few
           does 100% Chinese any more, which I find it pity.  I really
           hate the idea of bride wearing white for two reason. 1. for
           Chinese, white is reserved for funeral.  and 2.  white supposely
           symbolize purity in Wstern culture.  Can you find any "pure"
           bride nowadays?      - bitter Chinese
           \_ yeah, I did! -happy Taiwanese
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