The rising cost of bride price in China is making it unaffordable for young people to get married. The following pictures illustrate how China bride price keeps rising for 37 years.
A group of people takes the bride price and goes to the bride's home to escort her to the wedding in 1980. The bride price varies in different regions and has risen from several yuan to more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,450) over the past 30 years in China. The wedding ceremony is a reflection of the tremendous change in the past three decades in China. [Photo/VCG]