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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

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of a wedding and create some wedding games the couple must go through before the ceremony.

Journaling Prompt: What is the funniest wedding tradition in your culture?

Art Prompt: Wedding Games

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous wedding story.

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Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

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trousseau n
  • The clothes and linen, etc., that a bride collects for her wedding and married life.
  • (obsolete) A bundle.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What did you save in preparation for your eventual marriage?

Art Prompt: Trousseau

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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elope: (intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one’s intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Have you ever considered eloping? If you did elope, where would you go to make it special? Let your imagination run wild.

Art Prompt: Elope

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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Nervous Bride

“People think everybody has premarital doubts and you don’t have to worry about them,” said Justin Lavner, a UCLA doctoral candidate in psychology and lead author of the study. “We found they are common but not benign. Newlywed wives who had doubts about getting married before their wedding were two-and-a-half times more likely to divorce four years later than wives without these doubts. Among couples still married after four years, husbands and wives with doubts were significantly less satisfied with their marriage than those without doubts.
“You know yourself, your partner and your relationship better than anybody else does; if you’re feeling nervous about it, pay attention to that,” he added. “It’s worth exploring what you’re nervous about.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a nervous bride who has a right to be nervous.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you had doubts about a relationship. How did you respond? What happened?

Art Prompt: Nervous Bride

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write a humorous piece about premarital jitters.

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