Why do Chinese people take wedding photos before the wedding?

记得2014年结婚的时候,我跟老公一起去拍婚纱照,期间,老公用我的手机拍了一张照片后就顺手发给了一个俄罗斯的朋友,她当时马上就回复我说:你今天举办婚礼呀?恭喜恭喜!

jì de 2014 nián jié hūn de shí hou,wǒ gēn lǎo gōng yì qǐ qù pāi hūn shā zhào,qī jiān, lǎo gōng yòng wǒ de shǒu jī pāi le yì zhāng zhào piàn hòu jiù shùn shǒu fā gěi le yí gè é luó sī de péng you,tā dāng shí mǎ shàng jiù huí fù wǒ shuō:nǐ jīn tiān jǔ bàn hūn lǐ ya? gōng xǐ gōng xǐ! 

I remember when I got married in 2014, I went to take wedding photos with my husband. During this period, my husband took a photo with my phone and sent it to a Russian friend. She immediately replied to me and said: Did you hold a wedding today?Congratulations!

可那天并不是我们举办婚礼的日子,我们只是特意安排这一天去拍一套婚纱照而已。后来跟很多朋友聊起这件事情,大家都觉得很不可思议。

kě nà tiān bìng bú shì wǒ men jǔ bàn hūn lǐ de rì zi,wǒ men zhǐ shì tè yì ān pái zhè yì tiān qù pāi yí tào hūn shā zhào ér yǐ。hòu lái gēn hěn duō péng you liáo qǐ zhè jiàn shì qíng,dà jiā dōu jué de hěn bù kě sī yì。

But it wasn’t our wedding day, we just arranged this day to take wedding photos.When I talked to a lot of my friends about this later. Everyone thought it was incredible.

为什么中国人要在婚礼前去拍婚纱照呢?今天我就想和大家聊聊这个话题。

wèi shén me zhōng guó rén yào zài hūn lǐ qián qù pāi hūn shā zhào ne?jīn tiān wǒ jiù xiǎng hé dà jiā liáo liao zhè ge huà tí。 

Why do Chinese people take wedding photos before the wedding? I want to talk about it today.

在我看来,大家选择婚前去拍婚纱照的原因主要有以下几点:

zài wǒ kàn lái,dà jiā xuǎn zé hūn qián qù pāi hūn shā zhào de yuán yīn zhǔ yào yǒu yǐ xià jǐ diǎn: 

In my opinion, the reasons why everyone choose to take wedding photos before wedding are as follows:

1、现在大部分中国人的婚礼都是在酒店举办的。婚前拍婚纱照可以让照片的拍摄场景更多样化,而不仅仅局限于酒店,这样可以为自己留下最美好的一份回忆。

xiàn zài dà bù fen zhōng guó rén de hūn lǐ dōu shì zài jiǔ diàn jǔ bàn de。hūn qián pāi hūn shā zhào ké yǐ ràng zhào piàn de pāi shè cháng jǐng gèng duō yàng huà,ér bù jín jǐn jú xiàn yú jiǔ diàn,zhè yàng ké yǐ wèi zì jǐ liú xià zuì méi hǎo de yí fèn huí yì。 

Most Chinese weddings are held at the hotel nowTaking wedding photos before wedding can make the shooting scene more diversified, not just limited to the hotel. We can leave the best memories for ourselves in this way.

2、提前拍好的婚纱照常常会成为酒店的重要装饰,用来增加喜庆的气氛,也会被挂在新房里,用来增加幸福浪漫的气氛。

tí qián pāi hǎo de hūn shā zhào cháng cháng huì chéng wéi jiǔ diàn de zhòng yào zhuāng shì,yòng lái zēng jiā xǐ qìng de qì fēn,yě huì bèi guà zài xīn fáng lǐ,yòng lái zēng jiā xìng fú làng màn de qì fēn。 

Wedding photographs taken in advance will often become an important decoration of the hotel, which will be used to increase the festive atmosphere and will also be hung in new houses to increase the atmosphere of happiness and romance.

3、很多人也会把照片做成精美的相册。在举办婚礼的那天,亲戚朋友来到新房,一起翻看新郎新娘的照片,聊聊和他们有关的故事,分享他们结婚的喜悦。

hěn duō rén yě huì bǎ zhào piàn zuò chéng jīng měi de xiàng cè。zài jǔ bàn hūn lǐ de nà tiān,qīn qi péng you lái dào xīn fáng,yì qǐ fān kàn xīn láng xīn niáng de zhào piàn,liáo liao hé tā men yǒu guān de gù shi,fēn xiǎng tā men jié hūn de xǐ yuè。 

Many people also make beautiful photo albums. On the day of the wedding, friends and relatives come to the their new house, look at the photos of the bride and groom, talk about their stories, and share their happiness.

4、中国的婚礼中常常会有很多仪式,新人们在婚礼当天也会非常忙,甚至连吃饭的时间都没有,因此可能没有机会把幸福的瞬间全部都记录下来。

zhōng guó de hūn lǐ zhōng cháng cháng huì yǒu hěn duō yí shì,xīn rén men zài hūn lǐ dāng tiān yě huì fēi cháng máng,shèn zhì lián chī fàn de shí jiān dōu méi yǒu,yīn cǐ kě néng méi yǒu jī huì bǎ xìng fú de shùn jiān quán bù dōu jì lù xià lái。 

Weddings in China are often full of ceremonies, and couples are so busy on the day that they don’t even have time to eat. Therefore,they may not have the chance to record all the happy moments.

5、婚礼的服饰一般只有两到三套,基于行动方便,很多人可能并不能穿上自己最喜欢的那种,为了把最美最幸福的自己拍下来,婚前拍照成为了一种不错的解决方案。

hūn lǐ de fú shì yì bān zhí yǒu liǎng dào sān tào,jī yú xíng dòng fāng biàn,hěn duō rén kě néng bìng bù néng chuān shàng zì jǐ zuì xǐ huan de nà zhǒng,wèi le bǎ zuì měi zuì xìng fú de zì jǐ pāi xià lái,hūn qián pāi zhào chéng wéi le yì zhǒng bú cuò de jiě jué fāng àn。 

There are only two or three sets of wedding dresses. Based on the convenience of action, many people may not be able to wear their favorite ones. In order to photograph the most beautiful and happiest self, pre-marriage photography has become a good solution.

6、对很多人来说,决定拍婚纱照的那一刻其实是他们做出最重要的决定的一刻。拍完了婚纱照也意味着他们已经决定要和另一半携手余生。

duì hěn duō rén lái shuō,jué dìng pāi hūn shā zhào de nà yí kè qí shí shì tā men zuò chū zuì zhòng yào de jué dìng de yí kè。pāi wán le hūn shā zhào yě yì wèi zhe tā men yǐ jīng jué dìng yào hé lìng yí bàn xié shǒu yú shēng。 

For many people, the moment they decide to take wedding photos is actually the moment they make the most important decision. Having their wedding photos taken means they’ve decided to spend the rest of their lives with their partner.

这就是今天我要跟你分享的内容,希望对你有帮助。

zhè jiù shì jīn tiān wǒ yào gēn nǐ fēn xiǎng de nèi róng,xī wàng duì nǐ yǒu bāng zhù。 

That’s what I want to share with you today, and hope it helps.

你们国家有婚前拍婚纱照这样的习俗吗?欢迎在留言区跟我们分享。

nǐ men guó jiā yǒu hūn qián pāi hūn shā zhào zhè yàng de xí sú ma?huān yíng zài liú yán qū gēn wǒ men fēn xiǎng。

Do you have the custom of taking wedding photos before wedding in your country? Welcome to share with us in the comments section.

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