Did you know that physical contact during a conversation with a Spaniard is a typical way of communicating in Spain that is not considered an invasion of personal space?These ways of communicating may surprise you when you first arrive to Spain, but you will quickly adapt to these Spanish customs and traditions and soon you won't even notice them.
For these reasons, a significant amount of time was spent in preparation before finally performing the actual wedding ritual.The first step is called the Eui hon, or ‘matchmaking’, this is when both the bride and grooms families discuss the possibility of marriage.Come with us and learn about the Spanish culture and the customs and traditions in Spain.Marriage is not for the individual but rather for the desire of the family.Various factors are taken into consideration such as: social status, personality, appearance, academic and/or agricultural (industrial) achievements, as well as material harmony as predicted by a fortuneteller."In general the Eui hon is determined when the bridegroom-side sends a proposal letter of marriage and the bride-side sends a reply letter which permits this marriage." Once the response from the bride is sent back to the groom, if agreed, the groom then sets up a date for the ceremony.
This second step is called Napchae, or ‘date setting’.The groom traveled by horse to the bride's house and after the wedding ceremony took his wife in a palanquin (sedan chair) to his parents' house to live.The bride and groom wore formal court costumes for the wedding ceremony.The wife is expected to keep this paper forever; upon death the papers are buried with the wife as well.The Ch’aedan is a set of red and blue cloths which is used to make clothes.He red and blue is a representation of the Yin/Yang philosophy.