In earlier times, brides were presented with a dowry of nine auspicious items for her new life. The items are placed in a beautiful red box with each item representing specific well-wishes for the marriage.
Fortunate Box (WC01) : Used to carry a bride’s dowry to the groom’s house, along with the good luck of the bride to her husband’s family.
Happiness Basket (WC02) : Happiness Basket defines wealth and abundance of groom’s family. Bride who is married into the family is expected to live well without worries.
Shoes of Longevity (WC03) : Devoted as the name suggests, this pair of embroidery shoes signifies that the couple will stay with each other in good or bad times harmoniously for forever.
Abundance Abacus (WC04) : Having an abacus indicates that parents hope the newlyweds will be able to plan and manage their finances well thus prosper in their union lives.
Ruler of Family Bliss (WC05) : A measuring tool which Chinese people believe would be able to measure happiness in marriage, many generations and blessings for a successful career.
Scale of Blessings (WC06) : Once used by the groom to draw aside the veil of his bride in traditional wedding, it is now one of nine treasured items gifted by parents to daughter, symbolizing the beginning of a blissful marriage.
Prosperous Scissor (WC07) : Scissor is traditionally one of the six essential items in a Chinese marriage, to make clothes for the entire family. Scissors for a bride is a wish that she will lead an abundant and fruitful life with her husband.
Mirror of Perfection (WC08) : Representing union, perfection and grace of bride, the mirror embodies wishes of a sweet marriage, as well as enduring youth and beauty of the bride.
Auspicious Comb (WC09) : The comb plays the role of bonding between a husband and wife, which holds them together with endless love.