翻译：Traditional Chinese wedding process starts with aproposal for marriage and a 、letter is sent from thegroom to the bride's family asking for permissionto marry their daughter. In many cases，aprofessional matchmaker is employed by the igroom's family to communicate the families of both parties. The birthdates of the bride-to-beand groom-to-be are checked to make sure the couple is compatible according to traditionalChinese astrology. Today，wedding ceremonies in large cities of China closely resemble thewestern ones. In smaller places，however，some of the traditions are still kept and the weddingprocess remains largely unchanged.