In the past, these boxes were a form of transportation and the poor bastards recruited to carry them - usually the groom's friends - would end up trucking the bride all over Korean creation just to get her to the wedding, where she'd then meet the groom for the first time in her young life. Fortunately, in our case, the bride had already met her man and we just had to carry her around the corner and through the dining hall so a mob of strangers could clap and gawk in amazement at the foreigners carrying a Korean girl around in a box. No doubt some of them thought we were up to no good.
Supposedly, a quartet of Lotte World employees in their traditional garb were carrying this palanquin and the four of us (foreigners) were simply in tow for ornamental purposes. Let me assure you, though, Ian and I were doing most of the work on this thing - at least so far as the back end was concerned. Thank god we didn't have to cart her all the way to Busan.