Post # 1
I’m American, but my Taiwanese better half wants me to wear a red dress for the reception or part of the wedding.
He came to the US as a child, but most of his family is in Asia.
I know nothing about this, and I don’t want to offend anyone, since I’ve never seen a non-Asian bride wear a red dress. I’d like to be supportive of his culture.
I’d love to hear opinions about what you think about this. Would it be weird for me to wear a red dress for the reception if I’m not Asian?
We might have one wedding in the US and a second in Asia.
Thanks for your input! 🙂
Post # 3
I say do it! My Future Mother-In-Law wore red for her second wedding. And she’s Jewish!
Post # 4
Do it! I’m Asian. I think it’d be really nice!
Post # 5
Do it, I’m wearing red and i’m a kiwi.
Post # 7
Thanks for your fast responses everyone! I’m surprised no one is yet offended! maybe I overthink these things lol.
But maybe I should just wear one for part of the reception…
Post # 8
I have seen many non-Asian brides wearing Saris, or Chong Sams if their SO was of that heretige. I think it’s awesome!
Post # 10
I LOVE this idea. Red dresses are win!
Post # 11
I’m American and my other half is Chinese I will be wearing my QiPao red dress for our tea ceremony and reception! I have found an amazing website for them made custom. It would show alot of respect for the family.
Post # 12
Im indian.. we usually wear red at our weddings as it is a sign of happiness..celebration…fruitfullness.. white is actually reserved for funerals.. (i.e. lack of color).. i say go for it.. it will be nice to show your FI’s family that you respect their culture 🙂
Post # 13
OMG. I’m an IDIOT. I misread your post. YOU are the bride! OK. Totally OK for you to wear red!! Sorry!
Post # 14
Why not? Especially since your SO is Asian. I’ve seen people adopt all sorts of traditions. I’ve seen an Asian couple do a chair and circle dance.
Post # 15
Totally a good idea. Since part of the marriage ritual is really you two combining cultures, I think it would make his family feel really respected to see you both representing each other’s cultural heritage. Besides, it sounds like fun! When I was younger I always wanted to marry a Hindu man so I could have a Hindu wedding… they look so beautiful.
Post # 16
My fiancé is half Chinese. We’re doing a traditional Chinese wedding feast for the rehearsal dinner, where I will wear a traditional red dress! The day of the wedding I’ll wear my white dress the whole day.