I dont think Chinese still practice these wedding cultures . This is only for some kind of publicity or for pictures , very rare to perform weddings with all this attire and settings . I have attended to more than 30 chinese weddings in a decade . Few of them have conducted some traditional ceremonies. but most of them are dinners or lunch , What I hate the most is after the party , the couples friends mis behavior with the couple in their bed room , it is disgusting . I dont think this is a tradition sort , if this is a tradition to do those disgusting things , then I hate this culture . And the worst and heinous thing is posting them on the youku website . The most elaborate and traditional weddings happens in india till date . What ever the modern dress they wear or they behave , when it comes to wedding they have to follow tradition and its fun to attend those weddings too .An elaborate , fully traditional weedings takes place for 21days , due to the present conditions , it is shortened to 7days to 3 days .
china has no traditional wedding customs now. they are conceived in the minds of the couple, and can be whatever they wish. in the end, it doesn't matter what they do in the ceremony, as long as they spend a lot of money and others can see that they have spent a lot of money.
has anyone actually attended a wedding in china (apart from their own) where they have left the meal and felt full? always so much money spent and nothing to show for it.
and i doubt that the culture of weddings is 5000 years old in china.