Wedding

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Went to a Chinese wedding and it was super different compared to most Western weddings. Seemed like a business transaction. Whole thing lasted an hour. Biggest thing that stood out to me was the hired "host" which basically narrated the whole thing in a "tell 'me what they won Jonny" sort of voice. The ceremony went like this:  Introductions, ceremony with parents, the whole "I do" plus kiss, and then it was over. During lunch, because the wedding started at 10am, the bride and bridesmaid went to every table and raised a toast, at which point everyone gave her a red envelope filled with cash. This is their version of a gift registry. Envelopes were then sneakily handed to bridesmaid and the bride then gave everyone a piece of candy that she first had to open. Then we all went home. No live music, no open bar, no dancing. All business here in Beijing.