Asian weddings are steeped in tradition and steeped in culture. For many, these traditions are an important part of the wedding ceremony and are often passed down through generations. One of the most significant traditions in an Asian wedding is the tea ceremony, which is a symbol of respect and honor for the couple's families.
The tea ceremony is an ancient tradition that is still practiced in many Asian cultures today. It is a symbol of respect and honor for the couple's families, and it is a way to show that the couple is ready to start a new chapter in their lives. During the tea ceremony, the couple serves tea to their parents and other important family members. The tea is usually served in small cups and is accompanied by sweet treats. The couple is expected to kneel and bow to their parents as they serve the tea, showing humility and respect.
My sister & brother-in-law's Đám Hỏi & Tea Ceremony.
Another important aspect of Asian weddings is the use of symbols of luck and prosperity. For example, in Chinese weddings, red is considered a lucky color and is often used throughout the wedding decorations. The Chinese characters for "double happiness" are also commonly seen in decorations and on wedding favors as it symbolizes the union of the couple. In Vietnamese weddings, the couple will typically have a traditional engagement ceremony where they will exchange engagement rings and their families will give them gifts, theses gifts often include money, which is considered a symbol of prosperity and good luck for the couple.
In addition to the tea ceremony and symbols of luck, there are many other important traditions in Asian weddings. For example, in Chinese weddings, the couple will typically exchange rings and also have a traditional wedding banquet where they will serve traditional Chinese dishes to their guests. In Vietnamese weddings, the couple will typically have a traditional engagement ceremony where they will exchange engagement rings and their families will give them gifts.
Overall, Asian weddings are rich in tradition and culture. The tea ceremony, symbols of luck and prosperity, and other traditions are all important aspects of the wedding ceremony and are a way for the couple to connect with their heritage and show their respect for their culture. If you are planning an Asian wedding, it is important to understand and incorporate these traditions into your special day. It is also important to have the necessary items such as tea cups, tea pot, traditional clothing and decorations for the ceremony. With the right preparations, you'll be able to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding that honors your heritage and celebrates your love.
Take a peek at Our Day Of's Asian Heritage Collection of downloadable prints. I created these designs to provide a modern take on classic traditions within my Vietnamese & Chinese upbringing. I hope it resonates with couples that grew up in a Westernized world but continue to honor and respect their cultural identity and want to incorporate a sense of tradition within their big days. I loved created this collection, it has been my favorite one to design (to-date) and I hope you love it as much too.