(Closed) Help! Taiwanese wedding traditions

posted 5 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What do you mean by wedding photography being a Taiwanese tradition?

We had a traditional tea ceremony with our families at the rehearsal dinner.  There wasn’t enough time to include it on the wedding day.  My husband also purchased the Chinese wedding cookies for my parents to give to their friends. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@louisianablue:  maybe she means the posed “glamour” wedding portraits that get done in the studio?

I’m also Taiwanese-American, but don’t really know any customs.. the only one really is incorporating the double happiness symbol somewhere/anywhere.  Also it might be a little late, but when we got engaged my mom got cakes to give to friends (they were kind of like moon cakes but specifically for “announcing” engagements).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s a good website describing Chinese traditions in general…I’ve posted it before. Look to the right at Customs and Traditions

http://woyaojiehunle.blogspot.com/

Really..what customs you do will depend on what Chinese dialect group you’re from. E.g. My Dad is Cantonese, so I’m considered Cantonese though my Mom is Hakka

A majority of the Taiwanese Chinese unless if you’re aborigine are Minan/Hokkien in ethnicity.

But really..it happens:

(1) exchange of gifts between the bride and grooms families

(2)preparation of wedding bed, combing of hair, gate crashing games, tea ceremony

– Alot of couples elect to do wedding photography in all sorts of fantastical poses like they are a prince or princess..that’s not really Taiwanese..its just Asian photography in general. You get to rent all sorts of crazy dresses and wear them and pretend you’re a heroine in some drama.

 

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