I am an American woman living in Korea, and I will marry a Korean man in May. His family loves me and they are great but... this just in:
His father INSISTS that people eat DURING the ceremony, and that he cant have his friends wait; his friends would judge him, and what if one of his friends has to eat quickly and leave? How could I possibly make them WAIT 20 MINUTES?
I am shocked that it's totally normal for Korean people to eat while the bride and groom are getting married. Yes, I TOTALLY understand Korean culture; the parents feel this is THEIR event, and the wedding is NOT for Seongmin and I, rather it is for the parents and their friends.
I need solutions. Do I really have to listen to people yammer on their cell phones, and clank plates together at a tacky buffet? Yes... I guess that is my reality.