Without expensive preparation and rituals, Wang Shaowei and Zhang Xin tied the knot at a cost of nine yuan 1. The couple, who just entered the work force and had learned to be self-reliant, did away with nearly all the traditional "must-haves" for a Chinese wedding: owning an apartment, a car, wedding rings as well as holding an expensive ceremony. However, their frugal wedding, conducted behind the back of their parents, upset their families' older generation. The newlyweds were forced by their parents to hold a delayed, but grand wedding ceremony, and later moved into an apartment purchased by Wang's family and began using a car bought by Zhang's parents. My mother says, 'It's ridiculous to marry a woman with nine yuan!
20 post-90s couples hold ’naked marriage‘ in E. China
20 posts couples hold ’naked marriage‘ in E. China - People's Daily Online
It typically bears the characteristics of "no house", "no car", "no ring", and "no ceremony", and is generally recognized as a frugal way of tying the knot under the enormous economic pressure China's younger generation is currently facing. Under the influence of the global financial crisis , the popularity of naked culture has been soaring sharply in China since Because of the high cost of living and intense job competition, it is difficult for these young people, born after the s, to have a car, a house, or savings. A great number of them have been forced to choose a naked marriage due to this harsh reality.
Naked marriage in China
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Marriage is a big thing in China and many Chinese want to have a grand, romantic and honorable wedding ceremony, leaving a happy experience to recall. But with the change concept of marriage and the increasing financial pressures, some couples choose to get married without house and car or even rent a house for wedding. They are avant -garde and some even with high education level and good income white collars. It seems to them that they will live together naturally once they get the marriage certificate.