THE KOREAN WEDDING CUSTOM

Paebaek

EVENTS + RENTALS

THE KOREAN WEDDING CUSTOM

Paebaek

EVENTS + RENTALS

THE KOREAN WEDDING CUSTOM

Paebaek

EVENTS + RENTALS

THE KOREAN WEDDING CUSTOM

Paebaek

EVENTS + RENTALS

We're so excited that you're considering to celebrate your big day with us!

Picture this: your Paebaek (also spelled Pyebaek 폐백) event isn’t just another date on the calendar—it's a meticulously planned experience just for you. From the moment you reach out, we're on a mission to make your vision a reality. We'll handle all the nitty-gritty details, from scheduling to logistics, ensuring that every member of your crew is in the loop and ready to go. Trust us to deliver an event that's not just memorable, but downright unforgettable. Get ready to celebrate in style!

Paebaek rentals are also available for our couples who would like to do it on their own.

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We offer three different packages for Paebaek which may include (but not limited to):
  • Paebaek ceremonial robes and accessories for the couple
  • Dressing the couple into ceremonial Paebaek outfits
  • Set up and break down of Paebaek "stage"
  • Real, handmade Paebaek food display
  • Emceeing in English, Korean, or both
  • Logistics planning

Paebaek / Pyebaek / 폐백

What is Paebaek?

Paebaek (also spelled pyebaek, 폐백) is a Korean wedding tradition where the bride officially meets the groom's family. Traditionally, it happened at the groom's home after the wedding which happened in the bride's hometown. Nowadays, both families join in to celebrate and bless the couple.

Preparation: Dressing the Bride and Groom 

The bride and groom make a grand entrance in their traditional Korean wedding attire. The bride dazzles in an intricate outfit adorned with a jokduri (쪽두리) on her head and bee-nyuh (비녀) through her hair. Red dots are placed on the bride's face which symbolizes her youth and pureness.

Meanwhile, the groom channels the elegance of Chosun Dynasty officials, honoring the significance of this momentous occasion in his life. As marriage represented the most important event in a man's life, the groom was allowed to wear this uniform, even if he did not hold any position in the palace.

Your Paebaek Ceremony

During the Paebaek ceremony, the couple bows to family members, starting with the groom's parents, in front of a table laden with traditional Korean snacks and drinks. While it’s traditional for distant relatives to also receive bows, it's optional. Post-bow, the couple serves wine, receiving wise words and monetary gifts in white envelopes from elders in return. A playful highlight comes when the couple tries catching dates and chestnuts, symbols of future children, with the bride’s apron. The ceremony wraps up with the groom joyfully carrying the bride on his back around the table, showcasing his strength and their shared happiness.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Hanbok

All of our hanboks are made by hand, on-premises by our chief designer / owner since 1985. Adorn yourself in a truly custom-made hanbok made just for you. Custom rental hanboks also available.

Bedding

You'll fall in love with our collection of bedding! Proudly carrying high-quality imported bedding from Korea, Italy, and Austria since 1985. Your comfy dreamland awaits you..

Furniture

We are your Philadelphia Flou dealer. All of the beds are designed not just by designers but by architects who pay attention to not only the aesthetics but also the functionality of the bed.