Traditionally in Korean weddings, eating almost always comes before the ceremony; so upon arriving at the wedding hall, all guests settle in a dining room or cafeteria and are served a buffet style meal. There was so much food at the wedding, which included both Western and Korean style foods; but I quickly noticed there was no wedding cake! I later found out that some Korean weddings have a cake, but this particular one did not. Once done eating, we made our way upstairs to the actual ceremony. As soon as we sat down, the bride, dressed in a beautiful white dress and veil, preceded to walk down the aisle and the ceremony officially started. At this time, there were maybe only 30 people in the church, as most people (maybe 70 or so) were still downstairs in the cafeteria eating. During the ceremony, a few more people trickled in to watch; but, I was so confused because there were more people eating before the wedding than actual people who turned up to watch the ceremony. I guess priorities were definitely in order...
During the ceremony
**Side-note** During the ceremony I was quite distracted as there was one lady whose sole purpose was to help the bride maneuver in her dress. The lady was constantly fixing the train of the bride's gown and helping her to move up and down the altar steps. It got annoying after awhile.
Just finished! Taking pics..
I recently also got invited to another wedding this coming December, but it is a family member of a close friend, and it will be held in Seoul. I am excited to compare the two and see another Korean wedding!