Yesterday, I attended the registration of my brother in law Alex and his fiancee Ashley in Putrajaya. Today, they are legally husband and wife. After the ceremony, they were making fun of the newly-registered couple that they have to call their in-laws "mum" and "dad" and not "uncle" or "aunty" !
However, in the Chinese culture, it is the tea ceremony that "legalizes" the unity. it is only at the tea ceremony that the title "Mum" or "Dad" is first introduced to the girl and guy and they actually say it aloud! I feel the formality of the introduction during that ceremony makes it an easier start to subsequent calling. And this will not happen for them until September !
Wonder if the newly-wed couple thinks the way I do !