Asian Brides: Lunar Calendar & Auspicious Dates?

posted 3 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sorry…I am no help! My mom was so excited when I told her we were getting married this year haha. What’s wrong with the current date on your profile (11/16/14)?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’m Vietnamese-Canadian, but really more Canadian than anything else.

Wondering, are your parents footing the bill or a large portion of your wedding? If so, I’d say you should politely ask them to let you pick the date you want.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

bonbonsparklesMD:  I’m not going to be of any help, but I just wanted to chime in to say “hi” to a fellow American-born Vietnamese bride!

I have a few aunts on both sides of my family that are very superstitious and are knowledgeable on Feng Shui and what not, however my parents aren’t as into it as they are.  They weren’t able to help me out on what dates were considered lucky, but they did say to stay away from the number 4.  

My mom was really pushing for a Spring/Summer 2015 date, but my FI and I really wanted a Fall wedding and felt that Fall 2015 would be too long of a wait.  I’m happy to discover that our October 2014 date will be considered a good year to get married though and will be informing my mom about it!

Good luck with choosing your date!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

pandabee:  are you the same pandabee i know from PriceScope?!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

bonbonsparklesMD:  Hi! My FI is Taiwanese and his grandmother is REALLY into the lucky dates stuff. So even though my family and I don’t give a crap about that superstition, we decided to accommodate a lucky date for our wedding. 1/17/15. I never heard of the other things you mention in your post though, is it unlucky to be getting married in 2015??? I would love to hear more!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

But… Jan 2015 is still the year of the Horse, right?  It’s not 2014, but we’re talking lunar calendar, not Mayan.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

 

bonbonsparklesMD:  Oh yes, it can be quite difficult, especially if they are footing a part of the bill then you are somewhat obligated to allow their opinions in the planning process which kind of sucks.

Can you compromise? Have the wedding on a Saturday but in an easier month like winter, so that it’s more affordable? If your fiance also Vietnamese?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

vip0802:  Hi!! yes I am 🙂 And we are just a day apart I think, right? Best month ever!! 😉

bonbonsparklesMD:  1/17 would be a great date…17 is a good number because in Chinese it sounds like “together.” My mom is pretty superstitious so I had to consult with her to make sure there weren’t any bad meanings to our date. Not that it would have made much a difference because we’re getting married on our anniversary haha. 

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