Vietnamese wedding traditions?

posted 3 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hakone Gardens, Saratoga

In terms of incorporating Vietnamese stuff into a western-style wedding, what you’ve described is pretty much all my cousins have done. Some have had ‘engagement parties’ a week or a few months before the wedding, which was basically the traditional Vietnamese wedding (groom’s family brings gifts to bride’s house, bride’s family goes to groom’s and has a little ceremony there, tons of food). You can look that up on Wikipedia; the article seems accurate to me, although different families omitted different things. Maybe you could read it over and see if there’s anything on there that you or your dad would like to incorporate into the ceremony or reception?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Vietnamese_wedding

Post # 4
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am Vietnamese (1st Generation American like you).  I am marrying a white guy.  I think the biggest difference for wedding day is Tea ceremony before the wedding.  Guy’s family brings gifts/dowrys to girl’s family.  Parents present daughter to groom.  Vietnamese food at reception.  Introducing long list of family members at reception.  Vietnamese singers (oh goodness.)  Toasting at each table.

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