Gifts are betel, fruit, cakes, a roast pig, fabric, and an abundance of jewelry for the bride. In Vietnamese beliefs, the odd number and the red color will bring luck to the young couple.] Upon arriving at the bride's home, the procession lights fireworks to alert the bride's family, who then lights its own round of firecrackers to welcome the groom's procession.Members of the procession are introduced to the bride's family, and the bride's family introduces its members to the procession.In the procession, the groom, his family and friends bear elaborately decorated lacquer boxes, covered in red cloth.Inside these boxes are gifts representing the wealth that the groom's family will bring to the bride's family. The gifts are covered by the red color paper or cloth.If you ask, you will be welcomed with kind comfort, and a chance to receive your bride.
The wedding consists of an extensive set of ceremonies: asking permission to receive the bride, receiving the bride at her house, and bringing the bride to the groom's house.
The former is usually embroidered with imperial symbols such as the phoenix and includes an extravagant outer cloak.
This gown is preferably in red or pink, and the bride usually wears a khăn đóng headdress.
The first person would be the representative of the groom's house followed by the groom's father, the groom, then the rest of his family and close friends.
In the past, the groom's mother might not take part in the procession as a sign that she would not be a threat to the future bride; she would even "hide" for a short period upon the bride's welcoming to the groom's home. The number of people participating in the groom's procession varies but is usually restricted to a smaller number (20 or so) to make it easier on the bride's family, which must receive all the guests.