Post # 1
Hi Asian bees (or anyone else who would like to contribute)!
I’m thinking of wearing a traditional red cheongsam to our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding. Also, I’d like to do a simple tea ceremony that day. Do you think this is weird… to do it the day before the wedding? I just don’t want to change out of my wedding dress on the day of (I love that sucka, haha)!
Something like this, maybe longer:
Post # 3
I’m not Asian, but that’s a really beautiful dress.
Post # 4
If you’re doing a tea ceremony the day before the wedding, then I say definitely wear the cheongsam that day rather than the wedding. That way you can stay in your wedding dress! I wish I could stay in mine, but I’m wearing a Vietnamese dress for our morning tea ceremony and I’m supposed to change into the cheongsam in the second half of the reception.
Post # 5
If you’re doing the tea ceremony the day before then yes wear the cheongsam!
Post # 6
We did ours during the ceremony!
Post # 7
Just an update for this thread. I ended up wearing the cheongsam at our rehearsal dinner. I’m so glad we did it this way! Then I got to wear my wedding dress the entire wedding day– no changes needed! 🙂
Post # 10
I have always been a little envious of the Asian and Hindi cultures for their gorgeous wedding attire with such rich colors.
Your cheongsam is just fantastic, and I’m so glad you got to rock both dresses for a full evening!
Post # 11
my FI is chinese and I want to get a Cheongsam for the rehersal dinner I just have no idea where I can get one. We are living away from our families.. I am hoping when we go on a trip somewhere I can get one.
is there anywhere online that I could get a good quality one?
Post # 12
I think it looked gorgeous!
Post # 13
@MrsAu: Do you live near a Chinatown? There are recs on the boards for the best places to go in San Francisco and NYC. If you don’t have access to a Chinatown, I have seen these sites mentioned here: