When do you start the tea ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
8390 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@gpiglet:  Usually tea ceremonies start early (it’s considered to be more auspicious), however I think many people tend to consult the suan ming (sp?) expert for an exact time based on the couple’s/family’s birth dates/times.  I actually opted not to do a tea ceremony because I didn’t want to get up so early lol.

Post # 4
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

If your family is supersticious, then you’ll want to check with an expert for an auspicious time to do it. If your family is not superstitious, I’ve found that starting the tea ceremony about 3 hours before the church ceremony gives enough time for games, ceremony, food, and getting to the church. This would have you getting ready at about 10 or so to have the ceremony at 12.

Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We had a geomany/suan ming expert determine the most auspicious dates for us and were told that two back-to-back dates were ideal. For this reason, we’ll have the tea ceremony on one day (only for family and close relatives) and the wedding ceremony/cocktail/reception on the folllowing day. 

Everything will be done at a hotel since many guests and relatives are from out of town. It will be less complicated and stressful for everyone.

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee

We organised ours based on whats convenient for those that we are to give tea to.

The tea ceremony will be in the morning, groom is coming over to my house to play games with bridal party before being let in the door and pick me up. 1st tea ceremony is for my parents (we don’t have any relatives living her), we then travel to groom’s house to step in the door and tea ceremony for his parents and grandparents. Tea ceremony for other relatives will be done at the Reception as thats when everybody will be there for the dinner anyway.

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