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Chinese Wedding Traditions to Inspire You

At East Meets Dress, we believe in the unique beauty of wedding traditions from different parts of the world. We hope to help inspire brides and grooms to celebrate their wedding, honoring the ancient traditions of Chinese wedding culture. We aim to modernize Chinese wedding dresses to help Asian-American women combine their two cultures into one in a beautiful, seamless way.

We spoke to Blue Nile, the world's leading online retailer of diamond engagement and wedding rings, to share some beautiful ways couples can include Chinese wedding traditions in their big day.

Cultural wedding traditions give meaning to your special day

Groom and bride wearing modern traditional Chinese wedding dress and jacket

Your wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. It's a time to celebrate your love and commitment to your partner and symbolizes the union of two people. Naturally, incorporating your culture into your wedding can play a meaningful part in this celebration. Incorporating cultural wedding traditions allows couples to showcase aspects of their heritage central to their upbringing and offers a way for couples to respect and honor their parents and elders.

The wedding tea ceremony

chinese wedding tea ceremony

The wedding tea ceremony is one of the most unique and meaningful traditions in a Chinese wedding. The tea ceremony is a time for the couple to serve tea and pay their respects to their parents, grandparents, and elders. In return, the couple receives blessings as well as red envelopes filled with money from their elders. The ceremony is symbolic of the families from both sides coming together to become one.

Combine tradition with a modern twist

LGBTQ couple wearing traditional Chinese wedding dress

There are several ways you can incorporate traditional Chinese wedding traditions into your wedding ceremony without making massive changes. Think about things like the food and decorations, which can easily include some traditional Chinese touches.

chinese wedding tea ceremony decor and food

Consider things like the traditional dress too. Purchasing cheongsams or qipaos, a traditional Chinese wedding dress, from somewhere like East Meets Dress means you can have a modern version of the traditional outfit. East Meets Dress combines modern designs, quality craftsmanship, and a dedicated customer experience to help brides celebrate their culture in style.


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