Bride and groom in South Korea
Traditional weddings still take place In South Korea, although many couples choose to get married in a “modern” ceremony, meaning without the traditional costumes and rituals. Although the modern wedding ceremony is often sprinkled with traditional elements, the groom would wear a simple suit and the bride a white gown, rather than the traditional outfits.
The traditional wedding outfit for the bride and groom, as well as their parties, is called ‘Hanbok’, a long colorful jacket with long sleeves, often covered with intricate, handmade embroidery. The bride couples the Hanbok with a wrapped skirt. As far as the ceremony goes, instead of the modern custom of exchanging vows, the bride and groom’s families exchange gifts (often in the form of food).