Conditions that should be taken into consideration included wealth and social status.
If a boy's family was well-off or an official family, his parents would never permit him to marry a girl from a poor family.
She would wear a red skirt as Chinese believed red foreshadowed delight.
When the party arrived, the bride, covered by a red head-kerchief, must cry with her mother to show her reluctance to leave home.
Ever since ancient times, there has been a popular saying in China that the three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son.
From the Qin (221 BC – 206 BC) to Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties, the feudal system dominated over two thousands years.
While there are certainly cultural differences, there are tons of women in China who may or may not fulfill the stereotype.Essential to the marriage process were the commonly recognized 'three Letters and six etiquettes'.