|Traditional Chinese Wedding outfit|
Ever since ancient times, there has been a saying that the three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son. From the Qin (221 BC – 206 BC) to Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties, the feudal system dominated over two thousands years. During this period, the importance of getting married was far more than that a person found his better half. In marriage context, f or the male side, it determined the prosperity and even the future fame of their family; while for the female side, it meant that parents lost the chance of seeing their daughter for a long time. Thus to choose an ideal partner was vital for both the individual and the family. The Chinese wedding spread in Malaysia when the descendants of Chinese who arrived from China between the first and the mid-twentieth centuries. All of their custom, traditions and rituals still used until today as the effort in helping to preserve some Chinese heritage and culture. For example the modern groom nowadays still do Chinese tea ceremony in their wedding reception. Other than that, some of the groom nowadays still used the traditional wedding outfit in their wedding instead using the modern outfit.
Sources: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/marriage/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_marriage