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Monday, October 22, 2007

Catholic Wedding, Seoul

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Before Tae Hun met me on Sunday, he attended a Catholic wedding near City Hall, Seoul, and took some gorgeous pictures! I had to share them with you. Korean weddings are more Westernized than I had imagined.
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Sorry to drop the pristine cake but Tae Hun is always like, "darn another one." Koreans give money as a wedding gift, and the bride and groom forever remember the exact dollar amount from each guest. In most cases, close friends and family members will shell out $500 USD or more.

7 comments:

Gabriel J Allison said...

Hey I finally took a job in Seoul. I arrive this Friday and will be living in Jamsil...You will have to follow my Korean blog (I still cant think of a name)

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Wow, HEY!! Welcome to Korea! I'll add you to the list ... and of course I'll read your blog

Jane Milton said...

500 USD?! Is that per family or per person? I know most people give about 100 USD to close friends and family, and generally give about 50 USD, sometimes 30 USD, if they are young and poor. (i.e. Me)

Who are these friends and why aren't they coming to *my* wedding? Hee.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

hahaha Jane. I've had 3 Korean men give me that number!

C said...

OMG...$500 is crazy! I just got married last year, and we didn't get any monetary gifts like that! ;) Except from grandparents and close family members...but still! LOL!

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