Besides walking down the aisle, I really looked forward to our Tea Ceremony. Why? Because you (as the bride) get to wear a pretty red outfit (and a ton of gold jewelry), spend one-on-one time with each pair of relative (husband and wife), drink tea, and receive presents! Rumor has it, this Chinese wedding tradition dates back to … More Tea Ceremony Time!
The purpose of door games is for the bridesmaids to prank the groom/smen. These games are conducted before the tea ceremony, right in front of the door (thus the name) of the bride’s parent’s home. Since I don’t live with my parents, we had a little bit of a logistical challenge. Here’s a photo of the boys sipping … More Chinese Wedding Door Games
At my age, I’ve certainly been to more then a few bridal showers, which is why I know that photos from this sort of event can linger on for years to come – particularly if you are one of the oldest girls in the family. To give you an example, for years, I used my … More What do you wear to your own bridal shower?
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
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?
While researching on the topic of Groom’s Cake (and if it’s even necessary to have one), we stumbled upon this lovely tidbit: Originally, the groom’s cake was a British tradition. The groom’s cake was often richer than the bride’s, since the addition of flavors like chocolate, fruit, and especially alcohol were better served to “the … More The Origins Of Groom’s Cake