Chinese Wedding Traditions: 7 Customs Every Couple Should Be Aware Of

Chinese wedding traditions are still very important in modern weddings. During ancient times, many practices and rituals were performed. Today, with the advent of contemporary styles of weddings, traditions have been narrowed down to a few key ones which have been incorporated with modern-style wedding day activities. None the less, these traditions are highly esteemed and regarded as vital parts to a wedding. Here are 7 important Chinese wedding traditions every bride must know. You may or may not choose to perform all of these, but it’s good to know them all, their importance, and the significance these bring to your marriage.

 

(1) Picking the Wedding Date


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When picking a wedding date, couples must always consult with a Chinese monk, fortune teller, or a Chinese calendar to ensure that the wedding falls on an auspicious date. Know what dates to avoid and what seasons to stay away from. Be ready with the details your birthday as this is usually used as basis for choosing the auspicious wedding day. Having the right wedding date is believed to aide in the success of the marriage. 

 

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Intimate Union at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fransisco

While weddings of grandeur catch our attention, those of intimacy also call to us with an unassuming invitation that our curiosity can’t resist. And like this intimate wedding of Kelly and Kelvin, we slowly drifted from this world into theirs and are now completely captured by the charm of their union. The Palace of the Fine Arts, nestled in a quiet pocket of San Fransisco, wrapped the lovers in amour and set the tone for this solemn gathering. We have Savour Productions to thank for today’s source of inspiration, so do come and see all the photos. They’ve prepared such a fine set of photos for us!

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How Do I Cut Down on Wedding Expenses? Here are 10 Ways To Save on Costs

Did you know that you can have your dream wedding and still cut on costs? Yes, you heard it right, there are many ways to cut down on wedding expenses. It may entail a little more effort from you and your husband-to-be, but it will be well worth it, especially if you’re working within a tight budget. Here are ten ways to cut down on wedding expenses to help you plan a perfect wedding that won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

 

(1) Pick a weekday or a date that doesn’t fall within the peak season for weddings.


[From: A Breathtaking Entanglement / Photo: Darin Images]

Some venues and suppliers charge more during peak seasons because they are usually fully booked during that time of the year. Picking a weekday or a date that doesn’t fall within the peak season can be less expensive. In addition, when you pick a less hectic time of the year or day, vendors aren’t juggling around many clients; they can focus more on the few weddings they have at hand avoiding problems like delays or mix ups.

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A Mint-Themed Country Club Wedding

Outdoor weddings are always one of my favorites! Who needs extra decoration when you have nature as your backdrop, right? And to further prove my point, we have Hilary and Leon’s wedding in Beas River Country Club! The bride’s off-shoulder Classic Tina gown, the mint-colored bridesmaid dresses, and even the elegant table and reception setup just complemented the venue so well. Don’t you agree? Hats off to History Studio for capturing these amazing shots. I cannot get over how gorgeous and fresh everything looked! You’ve got to see this for yourselves. Go on, I’m telling you, you won’t be disappointed!

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A Classic Engagement at Lingnan Garden

Come stroll with us on this fine day because we have a charming couple to guide us. In today’s engagement session, Michelle and Daniel take us along with them as they leisurely walk through the tranquil scenes at Lingnan Garden. The architectural designs that surround them and the greens that bring life to every frame serve as a perfect backdrop for this duo. Thanks to Victor Lui‘s beautiful photos, we can spend all day in this garden!

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