I’ll admit, the guys from our wedding party got off easy with our Chinese wedding door games (they weren’t really pranked). That being said, it was more then I could ask for considering no one in our wedding party has observed the tradition before. Here’s a follow up on how door games are really like … More More Chinese Wedding Door Games
The purpose of the hair combing ritual is to pass longevity and fertility to the bride. The ritual is conducted by having the eldest female member of the family comb the bride’s hair either the day before the wedding or right before the wedding. The timing of the ritual depends on where the bride’s family is from. … More My Chinese Wedding Hair Combing Ritual
Combining the east with the west (or the west with the east?) According to Chinese tradition, the groom’s side of the family bears gifts to the bride’s family at some point before the wedding — and one of these gifts include a giant roast pig. In the western tradition, the groom’s side of the family pays for the rehearsal dinner. … More The Pig Roast/Rehearsal Dinner
In Asia, it’s customary for brides to wear multiple dresses on their wedding day. As such, I took the custom as an excuse to shop for gowns. Here are the 3 dresses I chose to wear on my big day (from left to right): 1) Kwa 2) White Bridal Gown 3) Qipao also knowns as cheongsam. And what … More My Three Wedding Dresses
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!