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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.
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.
Pairs of wooden Mandarin duck carvings called wedding ducks are often used in traditional wedding ceremonies because they represent peace, fidelity, and plentiful offspring.
The women's attire includes a jeogori (저고리; short jacket with long sleeves) with two long ribbons which are tied to form the otgoreum (옷고름).
These age limits refer to one's lunar calendar based age, which tend to be one or two years greater than one's solar age.
For these reasons, a significant amount of time was spent in preparation before finally performing the actual wedding ritual.
In traditional Korean culture, like many traditional cultures, marriage between a man and a woman were decided by the bride and grooms elders.