(Closed) Woot Woot! East Asian Brides!

posted 12 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Haha…I’m stalking this board! =)

Post # 5
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m Annie and my FH is Brian… hence the name, Briannie.

I am Vietnamese-American and FH is German-American.  I hope to incorporate a mini-tea ceremony into our Western ceremony (just serving tea to parents and getttng advice/well wishes… no money or jewelry), I’m wearing an Ao Dai for part of the reception, and we want to hire lion dancers.

Our wedding is "average" for Americans, "small" by Vietnamese standards (125 people).  We’re gett married March 14, 2009.

Post # 6
596 posts
Busy bee

i’m having an "average" sized banquet (250+ people) in taipei this july.  strangely enough, even though our wedding is in asia, we are not incorporating many chinese traditions into our wedding.  i have been specifically instructed NOT to wear a traditional chinese dress, as it is considered so outdated and tacky in taiwan to do so these days.  all taiwanese brides want to wear american style evening gowns! 

if anyone has any wedding planning tips pertaining to taiwan, please send them my way.  thanks!

Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi everyone! My fiance and I are getting married Aug 2008 and we’re having a western ceremony/reception in NY for about 130 people and then a banquet in HK in December.

 We originally wanted a western only wedding, which the familes agree to, however, as planning went on, my FMIL started asking for different things (no blue on the wedding invites, tea ceremony for about 20 aunts/uncles, red qipao, red everything!)

 So yea, it’s been a stressful time, but the important thing is that we’re getting married!

Post # 8
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Fiance and I are both Chinese-American but his family is Fujianese and mine is Cantonese.  When it comes to weddings, there are completely different customs.  We are have a large banquet (500 guests) and a smaller Americanized wedding (150 guests).  For the Chinese banquet, I am wearing 4 gowns and having the tea ceremony at the restaurant (That’s the Fujianese way) instead of at home.  I still plan to incorporate some Chinese culture in the Americanized wedding like having my little brother’s troupe perform a lion dance and wearing a qipao/cheongsam.  The Chinese wedding is happening this Memorial day (5/26).  It’s going to be pretty crazy. 

Post # 9
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

don’t forget ms. toucan, you’re having a lion dance troupe perform at your wedding too!

fi and i are chinese-american. we both speak and understand cantonese (although he’s waaaaaaaaaay better than i am).  we’re getting married twice! the first wedding is this weekend – a traditional tea ceremony at his parents’ house and then an american style buffet banquet (275 people). in july, we’re having a western wedding ceremony (walking down the aisle and all) and then chinese banquet (300 people) – lion dancing, tea ceremony, table to table toasts, changing of the dresses (3 dresses), 10-course meal!    I can’t wait! 

Post # 10
6 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

We’re both Viet and doing just a tea ceremony and reception at a restaurant in November.  I’m just wearing an ao dai in the morning and my white brides dress at night.  I can’t believe all the DETAILS involved!  I’m not at all good at that crafty creative stuff.  I enjoy reading about it though!!

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Fiance and i are both chinese-american, except i’m cantonese and he’s taiwanese. my family is big, boisterous and traditional so he and his family have to deal with us throwing in a lot of traditions =P! i’m excited though =)…our wedding is slated for next august 2009!

we’ll be having a morning ceremony with an american style lunch reception for 175-200 people so i can have all my fun planning the type of wedding we want. then we’ll be having a tea ceremony and an evening chinese banquet that’s scaled down just for close friends, family, and some of our more traditional family friends who would appreciate a banquet more. i know traditionally the banquet is larger, but since it wasn’t a first choice and only my side of the family wants one, we’re compromising on guests so we don’t have to spend so much money! and of course i’ll be rocking out my qipao and evening gown dress changes!

Post # 12
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Between the Fiance and me, we are Filipino, Chinese, and Thai.  On top of that, neither of us lives in the same city as our parents/majority of our relatives, so we’re having THREE receptions (one in our city of residence and one each in our hometown/parents’ home city, each at least 150 attendees).

The first reception/wedding (Oct. ’08) will be the western reception though I’ll be changing into a fancy red dress at the end of the night instead of a qipao.  At our second reception a week later, we’re having the lion dance and centerpieces that nod to my Filipino heritage.  Then the final leg of our wedding tour (June ’09) will be a Thai water ceremony.  

So it looks like I’ll be using Weddingbee as a resource for at least another year! 

Post # 13
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi! I’m half Chinese (Cantonese) and my fiance is 100% white. My mom, for the most part, isn’t asking that we do anything Chinese, and I’m finding that I’m the one initiating most things… like, I think it would be fun to have pictures taken with a red umbrella and things like that. My mom is getting into a few small details… she’s decided to find out if there is a certain number of layers a cake should be and things like that. We’re also trying to figure out some other nods to my heritage, but probably no tea ceremony, and no banquet, and I’m torn on the dress change right now. Probably some Chinese or fusion foods, though. We’re getting married in May 2009 in Louisville, KY.

Post # 14
45 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hello Ladies~My Fiance and I are both Korean…..and we are thinking about how to coordinate  a "pae baek" ceremony during the cocktail hour of our wedding which is in less then 5 months!!!!!!!! AHhhhhhhhhhhhh~  We are doing a mostly traditional "western" type wedding, but we wanna wear the hanboks at some point during the reception.  I contemplated hiring the Rose co. that comes and sets everything up, but they are asking for a hefty fee and want compensation for traveling all the way from Jersey to RI…

We are having ~200 ppl…..got engaged on 5/10 and had a date set prior to that!  Funny right?  It’s a long story….I’m sooooo excited!!   I;ve got a lot of planning done…like the major things…venue, wedding gown, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, photographer, videographer, hotels booked…getting florist soon and a dj.  It’s a time consuming process, but it’s for such a wonderful thing so I don’t mind it…

Post # 15
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m so happy they made a culture section of the boards!

Nice to meet you all.  I’m Sophie and my Fiance is William.  We are both Vietnamese-American.

We are doing the traditional Vietnamese procession and tea ceremony at home, then a religious Buddhist ceremony at the temple followed by a banquet reception at a restaurant. 

Congratulations all around!!!

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