Weddings are momentous and joyous occasions regardless of what culture you hail from. If you’re Chinese, however, planning your big day entails unique challenges and preparations not present in western weddings.
Given the amount of ceremony associated in Chinese weddings, it’s easy to lose track of all the things you need to accomplish. To help you out, here are a few friendly tips that will help you have the perfect nuptials:
Save the Date!
Like most couples, you want to set your wedding on a special day. Fortunately, you don’t have to come up with the date all by yourself. You can go to a feng-shui expert or fortune teller who will look at both your birthdates and zodiac signs to determine the most auspicious date for the ceremony.
Mind the Décor
Pay attention to the décor during your reception as well. Red has always been a lucky color for the Chinese, but since 2014 is the year of the wooden horse, consider incorporating shades of brown and green as well. Fixtures like lanterns are also recommended since they symbolize hope and good wishes.
Hire a Great Photographer
You’ll also need a wedding photographer to cover your nuptials. However, be sure to hire one that specializes in Asian weddings. That way, you will have photos that accurately capture the essence of this unique and joyous event.