Asian Weddings

Traditional Korean gourd for ceremony

Does anyone know where to find a gourd for this korean tradition?

A Gourd of Wine
The traditional Korean wedding is held at the bride's family home. Vows are taken in a ceremony called kunbere: Bride and groom bow to each other and seal their vow by sipping a special wine poured into a gourd grown by the bride's mother.

They need to be made from one gourd (split in half) for the bride and groom to drink from. 

Re: Traditional Korean gourd for ceremony

  • edited December 2011
    Does anyone know if there cermic gourds or if in a more modern wedding something else can be used? I am half Korean and would like to incorporate aspects of a traditional wedding into our ceremony. Thanks, kim
  • Lpetunia6Lpetunia6 member
    First Anniversary First Comment
    edited December 2011
    They are real gourds that are cut in half. Not many brides use these in modern weddings now but they are so hard to find anywhere!!
  • edited December 2011
    I just bought two off eBay!! They're the real thing, flying in from Korea!!  I'm 100% Korean and my fiance is 100% Irish, so we are doing an Irish blessing, than the traditional Korean 'wine' ceremony as described above.  Good luck!!
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards