[Video] TTMIK Talk / Topic: Wedding (결혼식) / 100% Korean with Subtitles

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Have you been to a wedding in Korea? Or have you been to many weddings in your country? Weddings in Korea and weddings in your country might be very different in some ways yet similar in many ways. In this “Wedding Talk” video, Hyojin and Kyeong-eun talk about weddings in Korea in general.

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  • raminsu

    먼저 코맨트입니다!

    때때로 인도에서도 결혼식 선물이 돈입니다. 감사합니다

    • 우와! 인도에서도 결혹식 선물로 돈을 내요? 신기하다! 감사합니다! ^^

  • Rafaela

    Is that true that the bride dress is choosen by the bride and groom? In my country there is a superstition that the groom can not see the dress before the wedding because if he sees it, will bring bad luck for the marriage…

  • ingrid

    Hello girls.

    I think maybe the difference of the ceremonies depens on what kind of ceremony you are going to do, for example if is religious like it was some time ago in Colombia, maybe it’s a little different from a civl one. Now with the globalization many things has change so i guess so will find a lot of similarities. In the case of the money, before it was used to give gift but i has change and now it is ok to give money too, because all the same reasons you guys do.

    By the way, i was waiting to see some of the ceremony, i never have been in a Korean one.

    Thank you!

  • i think, the best way to learn about one’s country is by learning its culture and tradition.can u tell us how’s typical Korean wedding looks like, their traditional dress, etc etc.
    THANK YOU 🙂

  • Saba

    I wish it was for download.I can’t watch youtube videos,cause we don’t have access to youtube in my country.can’t you put these videos fo download too?please…I’d be really happy and thankful if you do so.

    • Hi Saba, we’ve uploaded the video and published it in our podcast feed as well. It is now available for download. I hope this helps!! If you can’t get the link, click here.

    • Zahra

      salam Saba junam !

      migam chera VPN estefade nemikoni ?!

  • Brian

    I attended a Korean wedding this summer (western, not the traditional at-home style). I thought it was VERY different than western weddings. The wedidng halls are nice, but there are SO many couples getting married. Things were really rushed so the next couple could get in and get married. Also, the seating in the hall wasn’t in pews (rows), but at round tables. Everyone in the audience just talked. No one could hear the vows exchanged or anything. I thought it was very rude. (okay, I know, just “different”)

    The biggest difference, though, is that weddings are often arranged/approved by family members. In the west, many marrying couples will formally ask permission from the bride’s father, but it’s really just a custom. In Korea, it seems the bride’s mother put TREMENDOUS pressure on the woman when she turns 28 to get engaged. It’s “time to get married”, which seems very different than the west. Koreans marry because it’s the “next step” in life, not really because of love. I’ve read that many couples might fall in love during the duration of their marriage, but it’s not often necessary beforehand.

    Interesting topic and video. : )

  • Saba

    Thanks a lot for uploading the video for download
    kamsahamnida~

  • knorr

    안녕하세요?
    저는 베트남사람입니다.
    베트남에서 결혼할 때 선물을 돈으로 받아요. 전통 결혼식에서는 Bridesmaid가 제일 필요조건이예요

  • Hi everyone!
    Dear teachers, I would also like to know if it is true that the dress is always choosen by the bride and the groom…in Venezuela(where I was born) and in Portugal (where I live) the groom only can see the bride’s dress on the the wedding day 🙂

  • 손님이 몇 명 올지 모르는 거예요?
    우리 나라에서는 청첩장 받는 손님들만 결혼식에 갈 수 있어요. 이렇게 하면 몇 명쯤 올지 미리 알고 있거든요

  • Massi

    Hello dear 선현우
    you are perfect. you make a link for Saba who can’t watch the video on Youtube. I really appreciate it. I really can’t thank you enough, that’s the reason I love Korea, Korean people and Korean culture. You are very very nice. I love you.
    Thanks a million for your kindness.

  • Stefano

    My wife and I just got married twice – a Korean traditional ceremony in Pusan and a Catholic ceremony in Washington DC, USA. My wife reminded me that the “money gift” concept comes from the idea of 두레 which began a long time ago when most people belonged to farming families. In the U.S., people are not *expected* to give money… but in my experience most people do anyways. Or people buy a gift from the couple’s registry, which is essentially the same concept of 두레.

  • Steven

    안녕하세요! 그런 비디오 이야기 지짜 도움이돼서 감사하니다. 보통 이야기가 아직 어려워서 이런 비디오 이야기 더 만드면 좋겠어요!

  • Sasipa

    In Korea, who would have to pay all these fees?? just curious ^^

    thank you for all these fun materials!

    • At first the bride and groom and their family will pay the fee first and the peope who come to the wedding to celebrate them will support by giving some money.

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