What’s unique about Chineseweddingtraditions.com?
There are several resources available online about Chinese wedding traditions. However, none of websites we’ve come across go into detail about how to incorporate the traditions into a modern wedding.
You may notice that the recurring elements of a Chinese wedding include: reverence to parents and ancestors (also known as filial piety), extensive gift giving, superstitions about luck and fertility, the display of financial wealth, and the bride’s incorporation into her husband’s family.
Many couples may not feel that all of these values are applicable to them and that the sheer number of traditions are overwhelming. Our goal is to suggest ways for you and your partner to include the elements that are most meaningful to you and your families in traditional and non-traditional ways. We will provide a history of the wedding element, a step-by-step guide for how to include it, and some of our favorite resources and vendors.
Please keep in mind that wedding customs vary greatly by region and historical period. We have done our best to provide an overview the customs, but it’s possible that your family executes the elements in a different way than we have described. If that’s the case, we’d love to hear about it on our comments page.