Filipino wedding traditions are influenced with other cultures such as China and Latin American and religious groups of catholic, Christian and protestant. Therefore, there are some embedded elements when discussing their marriage in very broad manner. Influencing really gives powerful impact because it is seen clearly in some part of the wedding ceremony.
Procedures in Filipino Wedding Traditions
Talking about procedure, it is not quite different from western wedding. There is a time where religious ceremony for blessing and purifying the wedding led by leader of church or other religious house. After that, it is almost similar to western wedding because groom should come earlier to wait the bride coming with her family – it is a crucial for last decision made by women.
Equipment in Wedding Tradition
Both groom and bride may wear traditional wedding outfit called Barong Tagalog and Baro’tSayarespectively. Bride, however, has additional option to wear American wedding dress while the groom is limited to traditional outfit. For other object, there is definitely ring for declaring and vowing their promises. There is one unique object called arrhae. It is basically wedding token for declaring that the groom will provide welfare to whole family. This special object should be blessed before groom can give to the bride.