Find out more about traditional Chinese wedding customs!Brides often want to add touches of their ancestry into their wedding planning. So we've done a little research and here are just a few Chinese marriage customs that you can consider. Be sure to watch My Wedding Chat blog for wedding customs from other countries from around the world.
According to “The Wedding Coordinator: A Bride's Best Friend” in the Manila Bulletin, traditional Chinese wedding planning would include the following:
- Red bridal gowns are the traditional Chinese style for brides.
- Weddings are large with 500 to 600 guests – or even as many as 1,000 – who will enjoy a meal of at least 12 courses
- Guests give the bride and groom red envelopes stuffed with money and/or jewels for good luck
According to “Chinese Wedding Boxes,” an article published by Interior Design, the tradition of Chinese wedding boxes goes back 1,000 years.Before the ceremony, the bride’s family would conspicuously display the boxes storing her clothing and household goods. Before the Yuan Dynasty, the wooden boxes were painted and decorated with lacquer. After 1279, the boxes were often painted leather. As time passed, the boxes became increasingly more ornate, kind of like the ones pictured below.
Cathy's Concepts Card Boxes 1943 would make beautifully modern Chinese wedding boxes!