Sedan Chair Ride My granddad was one of the sedan bearers for my grandma. It was a practice to tease the bride by rocking the chair vigorously so that the bride will start to plead with the bearers. The bearers can then request the bride to do what they want. It was a mean for the bearers to entertain themselves throughout the long journey. It was the bound feet that my grandma revealed that had my granddad completely mesmerized and that attraction had them bounded together but not for long when my grandma died at a relatively early age.