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Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a special keepsake given to the wedding guests as a reminder of your special day and the special bond shared by two people. Our wedding favors are both unique and have a special significance not only in Korea, but throughout the world.

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The Korean wedding ducks are our most popular wedding favors and have a special meaning. They represent the bride and the groom and after the wedding, they are placed somewhere in the couples house and their position tells of the couples marital state. Nose to nose means the relationship is good, tail to tail means they are probably having a tiff. Wedding duck sets come with an information sheet, printed on our beautiful Han-ji stationary, explaining the Korean wedding duck tradition (see it here). See more of our wedding ducks here.

DS026 $20 DS025B $26 DS028 $7 DS028 $7
Bok (happiness) Wedding Duck Set
Extra-small Colored Wedding Duck Set
Summer Mandarin Wedding Duck Set
Winter Mandarin Wedding Duck Set
FR022S/M $7.00/$23.00      
Celadon Wedding Duck Set
(2 sizes)
Other popular wedding favors include our wedding dolls, celadon cosmetic boxes with a pair of cranes, the symbol of immortality, flying in the clouds, silk fans, which can be be inscribed with the name of the wedding couple, and chopstick sets.
DL004XS/S $4.00/$7.00 CCB032 $8.00 Fans Chopsticks
Miniature Traditional
Wedding Dolls

(2 sizes)
Courting in the Clouds
Cosmetic Box
(Sorry, sold out)
Silk Fans
Covered Wood Chopstick set 2

Wedding couple dolls are a traditional gift in Korea and are available in 4 sizes. See more here.

Celadon cosmetic boxes are a very popular favor due their unique celadon design and the symbolism of a pair of cranes flying among the clouds. These can be inscribed with the name of the wedding couple on the bottom but require several months advance notice to produce (contact us for details). See more designs here.

Silk fans with depicting great works by famous Korean painters are both a practical and stylish keepsake for your wedding guests. They can be inscribed with the wedding couples names. See more designs here.

Chopsticks sets with presentation envelopes are an elegant addition to the wedding buffet table. See more styles here.

We have discount pricing available for large orders - contact us for details.

Korean-Arts' products are hand-made and as such, may vary ever so slightly in the inlaid patterns, color of the glaze and to a small degree, in size. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

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Selecting the man who will carve a daughter's wedding duck is not an easy task. The man chosen must be a pure and honorable man, as well as a good friend. He must be the fortunate possessor of all of the FIVE FORTUNES. Above all, he must be truly willing and happy to perform the task when asked by his friend. The carving of the traditional wedding duck is a custom not taken lightly, for the man selected to carve the wedding duck shares his spirit and his fortunes with the lucky young couple. The personal traits of the carver (not his ability as a carver) are crucial, because it is his spirit, which enters into the symbol as well as his FIVE FORTUNES which are being shared with the bridal couple.

The carver may not accept money for his work, but rather must agree to carve the duck for the honor of the task. On the other hand, a prudent man must be careful nor to carve more than one duck in his lifetime, for with each duck he shares his own FIVE FORTUNES, and he cannot "share his fortunes" away. This may explain the crudeness and folk quality of some of the carvings. The FIVE FORTUNES of the carver are: 1. He must be rich, 2. He must be perfectly healthy, 3. Among his family (including his relatives) there must have been no divorces, 4. He has to have a "good wife" and 5. He must have many sons.

The significance of the sons is in keeping with the Confucian emphasis on family strength and continuity, but this FORTUNE carries an additional condition. For a man to have five children, but have only two watching him when he dies, means he can count only two children as his real children. He cannot count the others. To have all his children watch him die is part of the FIFTH FORTUNE. The duck-maker applies his whole spirit and energy to his task. While working with his knife, he prays in his heart that, generous portions of true happiness, luck and good fortune will bring peace, prosperity and many children (just as the duck has many eggs) to the bride and groom.

A daughter's wedding is a time of festivities whether the wedding occurs in Mexico, the United States, Europe or the Orient. Each country has its own customs, which make it a special time for the entire family. These times are no less exciting in Korea than in other countries. In Korea, though, a family prepares for this day from early childhood, for this is a special day in the daughter's life.

When it is time for the wedding, the duck must be wrapped with different colors of cloths (except the neck of the duck) and it is carried to the ceremony. The duck is placed on the table as soon as the daughter arrives. When the ceremony is over, the bride and groom bow to the groom's mother and father two and a half times. Then the groom's mother throws the duck to the apron of the bride. If the girl catches the duck, she, according to the tradition, will have a boy as the first child. If she missed, the first child will be a girl.

Next, the groom's mother throws several handfuls of jujubes to the outspread apron of the bride. These are good for the health and are used as a medicine. It symbolizes a healthy future. Finally, the mother of the groom throws some chestnuts to the bride. These are hard and strong and are a symbol of the strong sons to be born. The quantity caught is an omen of good health and many sons.

The duck is carried to the new home of the bridal pair and is displayed where they can easily see it. If the couple quarrels, one will point to the duck, which reminds them of the peaceful wedding, and will stop fighting.

The duck will be handed down from mother to daughter through the generations. The wedding duck symbolizes three things: 1. Peace, 2. Many children, and 3. No separations.



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