My FMIL and bridesmaids did an amazing job planning our bridal shower. Since my fiancé is from Texas, the theme was Texan, and we encouraged everyone to bring their Cowboy or Cowgirl hat (as it was co-ed). We called the event the I-Do-Bar-B-Que, and it took place at my fiance’s family’s lake house located in … More I-Do-Bar-B-Que / Texan-themed Bridal Shower
As a woman with a hosiery business, it’s no surprise that I will be wearing stockings on my wedding day. However, I’m curious to know: Will you be wearing hosiery on your big day? And if so, why or why not? OR Did you wear stockings on your big day? Please help me understand your decision … More To hose or not to hose?
My grandmother’s wedding gown Growing up, the only photographs I’ve seen of my mother from her wedding day was of her wearing a traditional “kwa” – a two piece Chinese wedding gown worn mainly in the south of China. Since I grew up with that image instilled in my upbringing, I always thought it would … More My size XL Chinese Wedding Gown (Kwa) Has Arrived
Originally posted on Southern Fried Panda:
Before coming to China, I made my own bucket list for China, and today I got to cross off “attend a Chinese wedding.” Not only did I get to attend the main ceremony, but I was lucky enough to be invited for the entire morning and everything that included. Eva, the…
After trying multiple times, we finally registered for an “Notice Of Intention Of Marriage” at Town Hall. At first, I was concerned: “Will they ask us questions about each other to validate our relationship?”. Should we have studied up each other’s birthdays, signs, blood type and favorite movies before arriving?? If so, did we have … More Say YES To A Marriage Certificate!
Who is Mrs. Mu? Mrs. Mu is an old Chinese woman who lives alone in the South End (Boston). She is a retired seamstress, who specialized in altering bride gowns. Since Mrs. Mu is retired, it would have been nearly impossible to find her and her services. How did we find Mrs. Mu? One month … More Sometimes all you have to do is ask. How I got my wedding dress altered.
Sometime over the past 6 months, my FMIL and I decided to use wine bottles as centerpiece with origami flowers. Since we’re having a traditional Chinese banquet, we thought this style of center piece would tie in with both the theme and restaurant’s decor nicely. For our wedding, we’re expecting 200 guests (that’s 20 tables); We thought … More It takes a village to finish 60 bottles of wine!
I was thoroughly impressed by this couple’s attempt to create a “Chinese Banquet Survival Guide”. It’s way way wayyy better than our attempt in a “Frequently Asked Questions” page on Chinese American Weddings. Chinese Banquet Survival Guide This is a guide to help you survive your first Chinese banquet. If you have been to one … More What’s a Chinese wedding banquet like?
Although I would have preferred to send the invitations out earlier (closer to 3 months in advance instead of 2), I guess better late then never, right? … More And just like that, another milestone is complete. Our wedding invites are sent!