Setting up Matrimonial Bed 安床 (An Chuang)

The ritual of setting up the matrimonial bed symbolizes the wish for the wedding couple to have a harmonious marriage with abundance of offspring and fortune. It is a pre wedding tradition, and usually done around 3 days before the wedding or on an auspicious date.
The bride and groom will find a respected person with good fortune (with good health, good family and good financial standing) to assist in the process. The groom’s parents can also take on this role.
During set up, the “good fortune” person will move the bed slightly to signify the installation of the nuptial bed then proceed to make the bed with bridal bed linen and putting items symbolising good fortune.
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Rest of the Wedding Ceremonial
Betrothal Gift Ceremony 过大礼 (Guo Da Li)
Hair Combing Ritual 上头 (Shang Tou)
Fetching the Bride 接新娘 (Jie Xin Niang)
Leaving the Bride’s House 出阁 (Chu Ge)
Entering the groom’s house 过门 (Guo Men)
Returning to bride’s home 三朝回门 (San Chao Hui Men)