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In feudal society, a marriage would be decided not by a young couple's love, but by their parents' desires.
Only after a matchmaker's introduction and when parents considered the two family conditions were similar and could be matched, would the marriage procedures go forward.
Essential to the marriage process were the commonly recognized 'three Letters and six etiquettes'.
The three letters were the betrothal letter, the gift letter with a gifts list and the wedding letter used on the day the groom met his bride at her home.
Conditions that should be taken into consideration included wealth and social status.
The dowry represented her social status and wealth, and would be displayed at the boy's house.The bride would be led along the red carpet in a festive atmosphere.The groom, also in a red gown, would kowtow three times to worship the heaven, parents and spouse.Many unmarried young people could not see and were unfamiliar with each other till their wedding day.