Although I am Eurasian and have a lot of non-Asian influences in my life, I grew up with a very strong Chinese background. So I wasn't surprised when my mum came up to me one day and asked if we could throw a reception back home for elderly family members who can't attend my Vegas wedding. In Asian culture, it is considered to be good luck to have all of your extended family present on a big occasion.
Check out more Chinese traditions that I plan to follow at my wedding!
1. Superstitious Slumber Party
The night before the wedding, the bride returns home to her parents' house with her bridesmaids, while the groom heads off to his parents' home. The bride and groom (separately) wash their hair in water infused with pomegranate leaves, which are believed to ward off evil. Then they have their hair combed by a woman who is said to be "lucky"-she is chosen based on your personal opinion of what is considered to be fortunate (e.g. someone who has many children). She combsRead More »from 5 Fascinating Chinese Wedding Traditions