Dating practices in korea assumptions about radiometric dating
Once the date is set the groom then sends a box to the bride which is known as a Ham. This is given to the bride in dedication to wed only one husband.
The wife is expected to keep this paper forever; upon death the papers are buried with the wife as well.
Marriage is not for the individual but rather for the desire of the family.
If one decides to get married, they must get consent from the whole family.
Hand lanterns are used for lighting the way from the groom's home to the bride's home on the night before the wedding.
Traditionally, the groom's family would carry a wedding chest filled with gifts for the bride's family.
This second step is called Napchae, or ‘date setting’.
This can include household goods, jewelry and clothes.Lastly, the package is wrapped with a red and blue cloth and sent to the brides family.The birthdate of the groom is sent to a fortuneteller which sets the date based on the Saju. The last step in pre-ceremonial traditions is called the Napp’ae, or exchanging valuables. Of the three the most important is the Hanseo, or marriage papers.The first step is called the Eui hon, or ‘matchmaking’, this is when both the bride and grooms families discuss the possibility of marriage.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.