(Closed) Help picking out Chinese wedding dress(es)

posted 9 years ago in East Asian
  • poll: Which qipao do you like better for the tea ceremony/banquet table rounds?
    Dress #1 (with white trim) : (21 votes)
    62 %
    Dress #2 (simple w/ gold embroidery) : (13 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 5
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I really like the dragon/pheonix one, it’s more traditional fancy qipao than the other one. The butterfly one seems more of a every day qipao, not fancy enough. Where did you find the dragon/pheonix qipao?

    IMO, the red pheonix dress is a bit much. Are you doing a western ceremony then a traditional tea ceremony?

    Post # 7
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I love the the dragon/pheonix one as well. And I don’t think the phenoix dress is too flashy, as long as you have color in  your wedding. If everyone is wearing white or black at the wedding, you’ll definitely pop out with that dress. However its gorgeous. I’ve never been to a chinese wedding so I don’t know if it would be flashy. If it looks traditional, and you like it, I say go for it. You should wear what you feel comfortable in. the last thing you want to have is wear a awesome dress but then you are feeling either over dress or under dressed.

    Post # 8
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I chose the qipao with the white trim.  It looks more elegant and more like a bridal qipao.  I agree the other one looks like just a regular red qipao.  About the phoenix dress.  WOW.  There’s a lot going on in that dress!  If it fits your theme of the reception and it’s your style, then go for it!  

    Post # 9
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    I think the last one is more of a wedding dress, but I’m not sure about red

    what did you have in mind for the bridesmaids? a contrasting colour

    Post # 10
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like #1. It looks similar to the one I wore on for the tea ceremony.  The only difference is mine had gold trim, not white trim.  I got mine in Temple City, CA where they also do Chinese dresses for Ms. Asia.  Let me know if you need the name of the store.  The store owner must be well known because I saw pictures of her with a few famous people.

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    Post # 11
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    15 posts
    Newbee

    I found this beautiful dress online at EastStore.com I think it is wonderful!!!

    hope you like it

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    Post # 12
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    24 posts
    Newbee

    hi!!  hhcheung2000 — please post back where you got yours if you happen to see this again…thanks!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t know the name of the store in English, but the lady’s phone number is 626-688-6449. Her name is Helen Zhou and the address of the place is 9417 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, CA. She makes custom dresses that are very popular and have been made for many celebrities. When you go into her store, she has an article showing dresses that were made for the Ms Asia competition and a picture with her and Mario Lopez.. (I’m not joking). I think he may have been the host for Ms Asia but I never asked her specifically.

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    Post # 14
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    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @hhcheung: You looked so beautiful!

    I voted for the dress with the white trim… it’s feminine & sexy!

    Post # 15
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    The person I recommended above can also make the dress with white trim as well.  Helen has about 100-200 patterns to choose from and has them made in China, where it is cheaper.  All of the gowns are also made out of real silk.  All you have to do is give her your measurements and she will have it made to fit you and shipped to you if you live too far.

    Post # 16
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    20 posts
    Newbee

    My view is that wear the 1# qipao in your wedding ceremony and choose the second one for your tea ceremony, because it’s more traditional than the white dragon and phenix one.

    BTW, tea ceremony is the most traditional part of Chinese wedding.

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