In Chinese communities, especially in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, wedding door games are challenges set up by the bridesmaids for the groom as a ceremonial demonstration of the groom’s love for the bride. These games typically take place in the morning of the wedding at the bride’s family home, before the groom is allowed to receive the bride in the bride’s room. The groom typically receives the help of his groomsmen in completing the tasks.

Common games include the consumption of unpleasant foods, answering of questions pertaining to the bride and the bride and groom’s relationship, and performance of song and dance. Negotiations are commonly made regarding the bridesmaids’ demands, accompanied almost always by bargaining concerning the red envelope offerings to the bridesmaids. These games originated in ancient Chinese folk customs, and have been elaborated on in modern times.
These games are distinct from the practice of nàohun (;; “creating turbulence”) in China, sometimes confusingly also known as wedding games, in which the couple, particularly the bride, is teased by their guests during or after the wedding. –Wikipedia

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