Post # 1
If you are doing a traditional tea ceremony could you message me or post here what you’re doing?
My mom is Chinese so because we are having our reception the following day we are having an intimate family dinner with family and bridal party and doing a Chinese banquet. I’m surprising my mom with getting out of my dress and into a red Chosum.
I’d like to do some variation on the ceremony because it would make her day, esp. since I didn’t want to do my reception Chinese banquet style.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 4
@asianbarbie: Hi, I just saw your post. I am doing a tea ceremony (I’m chinese too) marrying an indian. Not sure about wearing a red dress cause I am so picky of how it looks. haven’t found a nice one that catches my eyes. Any thoughts about where to get one?
Post # 5
K2428 I ordered mine off e-bay, happy with the quality, sizes are off so I say go up 1-2 sizes b/c asian people are so tiny!
Post # 6
Doing a small tea ceremony for my relatives who are coming (majority will be back in Malaysia, I’m getting married in austtalia), so just a few relatives. This will be conducted after our morning wedding ceremony while the other guests grab a bite (luncheon served) or they are welcomed to watch cos most of them have never seen a Chinese tea ceremony. 😉 thought it would be interesting For them. I won’t however be wearing a Cheong Sam (time and logistic. Garden ceremony. No where to change).
there are lovely Cheong SAMs sold on eBay. 🙂 and etsy too! I nearly bought one off this website http://www.efushop.com. Pretty dresses
I am having mine custom made back home (Malaysia) cos I wanted a purple one. 🙂
Post # 7
We are doing one during the rehearsal dinner but without the traditional dress because my booty is too big for the qipao lol
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
@Diamondgurl: I have the same problem with hip area. I would probably get a seamstress to fit a cheongsam’s bottom into A-line.
@asianbarbie: I’m skipping out of a traditional Chinese banquet as well. This may be mean of me to say, but I’ve got a peeve with guests leaving right after dinner is done at Chinese banquets. (This has been typical at all the Chinese weddings I’ve been to as a guest) It’s almost like, “Do je sai! Ngoh bau la! Bye bye! *wave”
Somehow, I would have to find/make glutinous rice balls — my mom knows how to make them though, I think. (Tang yuan) I guess I should make that a food project for my food blog.
My own ma is gathering the tea set and tray. I’m not even sure what kind of tea goes into it, but I remember tasting it at a cousin’s wedding in Vancouver. It’s a type of sweet tea. Basically, I would be serving tea to my elders. Then, they would bless me with red packets and/or gold out of tradition. However, if I was to serve tea to unmarried elder relatives, I would have to give them red packets.
I’d get to sit down with FH when younger relatives serve tea. They would then receive red packets. (Have I lost you yet? )
I don’t know if my maid of honour is planning any door games. That would be interesting. I just hope it wouldn’t involve drinking worcestershire sauce & wasabi for the men — yuck. When I did door games for another cousin before her tea ceremony, I pretty much made her husband eat a banana and sing “I’m a little tea-pot”. Hah…