(Closed) My Ao Dai!

posted 10 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love seeing these pics!  We’ll be going to Vietnam before the wedding and I’ll be getting one made too!  I plan on getting a more modern looking one and with short sleeves, maybe something like this:

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow!  These are so pretty!  I didn’t end up having an ao dai but now I think I should have.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Does the bride have to wear a RED ao dai? Can it be in another color say purple/lavender?

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@hynhpstl: you can pretty much wear any color you want to match with your theme, but the popular wedding ao dai is white, gold and or red. I like deep red, I thikn its so pretty and since most of my gown are already white-ish or ivory-ish so having a pop of color such as red isn’t a bad idea. But again, I will not wear it at reception, I will only wear it in the morning for tea ceremony.

 

 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here ae more ao-dai photo that I collected for bridal ao-dai

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Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Simplicitydal: Thanks!

does anyone have pictures with their ao dai WITHOUT wearing the hat? i heard the hat is very hard to wear and heavy as well. I’m just trying to figure out how i should wear my hair. I have long hair and dont want to put them all up. will it look weird with a tiara and ao dai together?

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I like how there are so many different types of ao dai style one can choose from.  My husband is Vietnamese and I’m of a different asian ethnicity. It was interesting to learn about the ao dai.  It was almost overwhelming to see how many different colors and style one can choose from.  I ended up with a gold color ao dai and a white/gold jacket over it.  As for the hat, it was hard to wear even though mine was custom made, unfortunately, my head isn’t round like a circle, more oval so they had to put some cushion inside the rim to made it stay on my head. Because of the hat, I had to wear my hair up.   I kept the same style up for the whole day with the change in hair accessories (veil and a fascinator).  It just made everything easier that way. 

I wore my ao dai only for the morning Buddhist ceremony and the house blessing.  During my reception I stuck with my white dress and my traditional cultural outfit that I changed into for the tea ceremony.  Afterwards, I changed back into my white dress.

My advice is that there will always be people telling you what you should wear or not wear. Do what will make you happy, it’s your day.  You don’t want to look back and regret that that you had listened to someone else’s suggestion.  I had a lot of people tell me what to wear, how to wear, what color to choose from, etc… it was stressful and in the end, I went with what I wanted and I’m happy that I did.  No regrets here.  🙂  There were always be someone analyzing and criticizing the wedding, as you can never please every single person.  The only obligation you have is to you and your fiancee, plan and have the wedding meant for you two.  It is a celebration of you both.  🙂

Enjoy the planning, congrats!

-Rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got my ao dai made! We had a reception in Vietnam and this is what I wore for it. It turned out to be more expensive and more elaborate than my original vision, partly because FI’s family took me to a designer, and because I had embroidered detail put on the dress. But I’m incredibly happy with how it turned out because the deep red will be a perfect match for our wedding colors and my wedding shoes! 

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Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@hynhpstl:I don’t think you have to wear red, although it’s a celebratory/festive color.  Most parents let the bride get away with pink or bright pink.  My mom is really against purples and lavenders.  I don’t know if that’s not a good luck color.  Asian superstitions are so annoying!  Our entire wedding is for  my mom and grandma, really!  We have an inter-cultural wedding but are respecting the Vietnamese customs where possible.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@ritsi_bitsi: i love the short sleeves aodai, I’m gonna have my bm’s aodai made similar to that!

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