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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.

The birthdate of the groom is sent to a fortuneteller which sets the date based on the Saju. The last step in pre-ceremonial traditions is called the Napp’ae, or exchanging valuables. Of the three the most important is the Hanseo, or marriage papers.

made it publicly known that their relationship is akin to a marriage, 2. Traditional Korean weddings are based around and centered on traditional Confucian values.

Every aspect of the wedding, from the arrangement of the marriage to the ceremony and post celebrations, had important and elaborate steps to go along with them.

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.

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