(Closed) Paebaek

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Newbee

Hurray for you wanting to do a paebaek….and get ready for some fast changing! my pyebaek was run by a lady in northern VA, and this may give you something to go off of. For only the hanboks rental, it was approx. 400. For someone to set-up, dress us, run the ceremony with all of the proper table and foodstuffs, and breakdown, it was an additional 400. This was with the food setup being ‘play’ food, ie meaning the only thing that was edible off of the whole thing was the rice wine, dates, and chestnuts. if we had wanted the whole set up to be entirely edible, it would have been an extra 300-400. For our ceremony, we ended up with a total costs of 800 plus we tipped her generously for dealing with the craziness! but i imagine that standard tipping may apply. since you’re in NYC, i imagine you might have to multiply that times 30-40%. hope that helps! good luck!

another time in which fitting in pyebaek may work is right after dinner, before the dancing. What we did was eat, meet and greet, and while evreyone else was finishing dinner we got ourselves in our hanboks. we cut the cake, sent it off for slicing and serving while pyebaek happened, and then started the dancing.

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

In Flushing, NY (and I think they have a Fort Lee, NJ location too) there’s a place called Rose Handicraft (in Korean: jang-mi soo-ae-sah). They give you all the stuff and set it up for you. I’ve heard it’s about $1,000 from many people. I think most people who do paebaek hire them.

We’re planning on doing paebaek at our wedding, but it will be just for the family. It will be done during cocktail hour. We’re planning to tell people to arrive at 6PM for the wedding but start at 6:30. This will be good for the latecomers, plus people will be able to enjoy the grounds of our venue. Starting 1/2 hour later get’s rid of that 1/2 hour of lull time in between the wedding and cocktail hour.

Hope this helps!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i used rose handicraft and so have all of my friends afterwards…. i had a great experience with them.  they’re the best when the husband and wife team come together – see if you can get them!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Has anyone done pyebeak after the ceremony? I am having trouble deciding when to fit it in. If you do pyebaek between the ceremony and cocktail hour, are you changing back into your wedding gown? And what about the korean makeup for pyebaek, do you have to have that?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

We did the paebaek after the cocktail hour (40 min cocktail hour) at the beginning of the reception.  then we changed back into our wedding clothes.  There is no special makeup other than 3 red sticker dots. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m planning on doing paebaek right after the ceremony. I’ll change into the hanbok and walk into dinner wearing it. Then change back to my wedding dress for the reception.

We’re having an unusual schedule. Ceremony, formal photos, private paebaek during the cocktail hour, dinner hour (ish), and then reception/ dancing.  

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

We did our paebaek ceremony after the reception, while the guests came in for dessert, cake, and coffee.  The change was quick, but I had to have my hair pulled up.   Since our families are smaller, the paebaek took a total of about 20 minutes, which was just enough for the guests to finish up their desserts and enjoy the ceremony.  It worked out perfectly.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think that’s a great idea. Personally, I’m really doing this for the pictures!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure my family will like it too.

I don’t like taking time away from the reception either. Plus, if the church is giving you the space, why not?

Sounds like it’s gonna be great!

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Does anyone know of places that do the paebaek in Manhattan? 

 I’m a chinese bride marrying a korean dude so i’m a bit clueless about all this.  I’ve seen ppl combine the paebaek with their rehearsal dinner – does anyone have any thoughts about that?

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2009

i’m british and my fiance is korean, we live in korea… and are having a dilemma about when to do the paebaek part of the wedding.. and where! we’re getting married outdoors and are thinking about having the paebaek when we get to the reception place, change into hanboks and then back into our original wedding dress and tux… is it ok for us to have the paebaek in front of everyone at the reception? i know that my family and friends would love to see this traditional korean side of the wedding… but i also know that usually in korea the paebaek is only for family… don’t want to step on any in-law toes! any advice?

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