Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wedding Traditions: Chinese Wedding Traditions

There are many wedding traditions for persons of Chinese descent. One of the traditions is a tea ceremony. The tea ceremony takes place right after the wedding ceremony, but some couples are choosing to do this during different times in their wedding depending upon the how private or public the couple wants the ceremony to be. The parents of the bride and groom are seated and the bride and groom are kneeling in front of them. The bride serves her father-in-law and father. The groom serves his mother-in-law and mother. There is not standard tea served, but some of the standard choices are green tea and orange blossom tea.

If doing a Chinese Tea are a few items that you will need:

  • Tea

  • Cups

  • Double happiness symbol

  • Chinese marriage dragon gods

  • Gold and red colors

  • An altar to display ancestral pictures

  • White flowers

  • Offertory wine

  • Incense
  • Candles

If having a public ceremony, you will need someone to have someone explaining the ceremony if you choose to have a public ceremony. If interested in more information about Chinese wedding traditions or more explanation of this here.

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