Post # 1
Help! My Fiance is Chinese so as part of my American wedding, I will change into a Quiapo to honor his culture and tradition. However…my Maid/Matron of Honor also wants to change into one as well (and have all the bridesmaids do this too). I’m not sure how I feel about that…it will take attention away from me and not all my girls are ‘fit’ to wear one!
What do you all suggest? Not sure…but I did see a photo where a bride had her bridesmaids in quiapos. Please help!
Post # 3
noooooo….. I’ve been to lots of chinese weddings, I’ve never heard of BM’s changing into the cultured attire.
I’m changing into my chinese dress, my girls will remain in their BM’s dress.
Post # 4
NO. QiPaos are for the brides. Having your bridal party in them too turns something that was respectful into a joke and a costume.
Post # 5
Okay, that’s what I thought. She was a bit put off when I said I only want me in it but, now knowing how the tradition works, I will be the only one in the dress. It seemed wrong from the beginning anyways.
Thanks, ladies!! 🙂
Post # 6
Brides doesnt wear qipao during the ceremony, maybe for the reception..qipao is not the formal wedding attire for a bride. Brides wear a kwa/kau. So it will be perfectly fine for bridesmaids to wear qipaos.
this is what a kwa looks like http://www.chinabridal.com/etiquette/chinese%20wedding%20kwa.jpg
Post # 7
@sunflower6813: Oh wow,that’s nice. I’ve seen those before. Thanks for the info. 😀