Post # 1
Just curious what time did you start your tea ceremony?
My actual ceremony will start at 3:00pm sharp in the church which is 30 – 45 minutes drive away from my home.
What time should I get up to get ready and what time should I start my tea ceremony? Given the Chinese tradition, usually have games for groom and groommen.
Thanks a lot
Post # 3
@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
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
Thanks~~ I don’t want to get up so early, that’s why I book the church at 3pm.
My mom prefer to ask suan ming for the perfect time *sigh*. I hired two photographers for 12 hours coverage, so planning to take some photos with the wedding party prior to the church.
So my guess is getting up at 8 to get ready would be reasonable?
I am also going to change dress in the morning, have to wear a red gown to satisfy my mom… then change into my wedding gown before heading out
Post # 5
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
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.