(Closed) Any Chinese Brides doing Tea Ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 4
20 posts

@asianbarbie:  Hi, I just saw your post. I am doing a tea ceremony (I’m chinese too) marrying an indian. Not sure about wearing a red dress cause I am so picky of how it looks. haven’t found a nice one that catches my eyes. Any thoughts about where to get one?

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Doing a small tea ceremony for my relatives who are coming (majority will be back in Malaysia, I’m getting married in austtalia), so just a few relatives. This will be conducted after our morning wedding ceremony while the other guests grab a bite (luncheon served)  or they are welcomed to watch cos most of them have never seen a Chinese tea ceremony. 😉 thought it would be interesting For them. I won’t however be wearing a Cheong Sam (time and logistic. Garden ceremony. No where to change). 

there are lovely Cheong SAMs sold on eBay. 🙂 and etsy too! I nearly bought one off this website http://www.efushop.com. Pretty dresses

I am having mine custom made back home (Malaysia) cos I wanted a purple one. 🙂


Post # 7
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

We are doing one during the rehearsal dinner but without the traditional dress because my booty is too big for the qipao  lol

Post # 8
2075 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Diamondgurl:  I have the same problem with hip area. I would probably get a seamstress to fit a cheongsam’s bottom into A-line.


@asianbarbie:  I’m skipping out of a traditional Chinese banquet as well. This may be mean of me to say, but I’ve got a peeve with guests leaving right after dinner is done at Chinese banquets. (This has been typical at all the Chinese weddings I’ve been to as a guest) It’s almost like, “Do je sai! Ngoh bau la! Bye bye! *wave”

Somehow, I would have to find/make glutinous rice balls — my mom knows how to make them though, I think. (Tang yuan) I guess I should make that a food project for my food blog.

My own ma is gathering the tea set and tray. I’m not even sure what kind of tea goes into it, but I remember tasting it at a cousin’s wedding in Vancouver. It’s a type of sweet tea. Basically, I would be serving tea to my elders. Then, they would bless me with red packets and/or gold out of tradition. However, if I was to serve tea to unmarried elder relatives, I would have to give them red packets.

I’d get to sit down with FH when younger relatives serve tea. They would then receive red packets. (Have I lost you yet? Laughing)

I don’t know if my maid of honour is planning any door games. That would be interesting. I just hope it wouldn’t involve drinking worcestershire sauce & wasabi for the men — yuck. When I did door games for another cousin before her tea ceremony, I pretty much made her husband eat a banana and sing “I’m a little tea-pot”. Hah…


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