Post # 1
We are having a Saturday evening wedding with 5 pm ceremony arrival in Los Angeles, CA. It is going to be a big and hopefully fabulous wedding.
My side of the family is all out of town (across the country) and my fiance’s side is all from Orange County. We want to have a tea ceremony as well. We cannot do it the weekend before the wedding because none of my family would be there. We want to have it at my fiance’s house in Orange County at 10:30 am on the day of the wedding. Doing it at the family’s house is part of the nature of the event. Also, in this area renting out anywhere for the even would be very expensive.
For my fiance’s side this will work well. HIs family can come, see the ceremony, have brunch, relax and then head to LA for the wedding. I’m worried about stressing out my family since they will be flying in, be in LA the night before the wedding, have to drive down to OC in the morning, and then come back to LA. It will make a long wedding day.
I’ve seen a tea ceremony done in the morning before the wedding and it makes for an awesome exciting day and really builds up the wedding. Any thoughts???
Post # 2
I’ve never ever been to the US But I just googled mapped those places and it says they’re only 40 minutes apart. As long as your family has access to/are renting a car I don’t see why that wouldn’t be doable for them.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
It’s really hard to squeeze in two ceremonies in one day. We tried it and realized it wasn’t going to work because getting ready takes a long time if you have bridesmaids and groomsmen and you’re planning to do a first look. We opted to do a Friday/Saturday split wedding.
Post # 4
I was in a wedding where we had a Vietnamese tea ceremony and Chinese tea ceremony back to back in the morning. Afterwards we had 3 hours to take pics before we had to be at the reception. The only caveat being we had to start getting ready at 4 am…. It’s possible but it’ll make for a really long day.
Post # 5
mandita : a little confused here.. so u r thinking of tea ceremony on Sunday? Or Saturday morning? Depends on culture and traditions your family adopted.
A typical traditional Chinese wedding in my home country, Malaysia, usually involved tea ceremony in the morning after the groom comes to the bride’s home to pick her up. That’s the bride’s side of tea ceremony. Then parents would bid farewell to their daughter, the bride, and couple goes to groom’s side of the family then had the ancestral “introduction” and then the tea ceremony. After the whole ceremony usually the newly wedded couple would be off for some photographs and then bride prepares for the evening banquet dinner with her makeup and dresses.
A typical Chinese wedding which also includes a church wedding ceremony usually starts with groom meeting bride in church when she walks down the aisle. After church then there’s the tea ceremony either in church hall or could be in family home. Some would still have the groom to “pick up” the bride from her family home, have the tea ceremony, then head to church for Church wedding, then tea ceremony at groom’s side, finally the banquet dinner. And multiple variations depending on what the families think.
But that’s what I saw of my friends’ weddings over the years.
Ultimately, when it comes to tea ceremony, it depends on parents and what you and your fiancé want. All the best!
Post # 6
Just wanted to give a heads up that LA traffic always is a factor. It can add a lot of travel time – so you’ll need to factor that into the planning. Your family is the one traveling, so it may be wise to try to be more accomodating to them. You have said you are worried about stressing them out – have you discussed with them what they are/aren’t ok with? That might be a good starting point 🙂
Post # 7
I would not be asking people who are traveling and thus may not have access to a car (taxis would be ridiculously expensive) to travel to and from LA within a single day. If you’re lucky you can get between LA and OC in ~40 minutes. But just as easily that drive could be up to 2+ hours depending on traffic.
Your family is flying in. Are they all going to be renting cars?