Chinese still find wedding ceremonies important: survey

2018-06-12 08:46:49 GMT2018-06-12 16:46:49(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- A total of 70.6 percent of Chinesebelieve wedding ceremonies are still necessary, and 72 percentthink they should be any couple's most important memory, a surveyhas showed.

The survey released by the China Youth Daily newspaper onTuesday found that half of 2004 respondents liked "warm and sweet"weddings, while 42.9 percent said they preferred simpleceremonies.

Some 28.9 percent claimed to like novel or innovative weddings."Wedding planning companies have all kinds of themed ceremonies,"said Xie Anqi, a Beijing postgraduate student.

Just over a third of respondents described traditional weddingceremonies as rich with cultural connotation, but just under athird said traditional nuptials were too complicated andexpensive.

Yu Yang from Beijing, said she didn't like some aspects oftraditional ceremonies, and the complicated procedures made boththe couple and families too tired.

Of the respondents, 72.7 percent were married, and 53.3 percenthave held wedding ceremonies. Enditem