(Closed) Should I wear a red dress for the reception if I’m not Asian?

posted 7 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I say do it! My Future Mother-In-Law wore red for her second wedding. And she’s Jewish!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Do it!  I’m Asian.  I think it’d be really nice!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do it,  I’m wearing red and i’m a kiwi.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sounds great! do it! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

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 # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yes, you totally should! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I LOVE this idea. Red dresses are win!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Busy bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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ETA:

OMG. I’m an IDIOT. I misread your post. YOU are the bride! OK. Totally OK for you to wear red!! Sorry! Embarassed

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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