Wedding Traditions – Chinese Tea Ceremony
A Chinese tea ceremony typically happens right after the formal wedding ceremony. However, some couples may choose to have the tea ceremony prior to their wedding day. Amy and Jacob decided that this tradition would be perfect during their rehearsal dinner, which was held in Jacob’s family’s home, the night before their wedding day.
This time honored exchange signifies respect for the families. The order of serving tea is very important. It shows how the couple respects their seniority. The parents will be served first, then the grandparents, grand uncles and aunts, uncles and aunts, and then elder siblings.
After drinking the tea, gifts for the bride and groom are then presented. Gifts are handed to the couple in red envelopes with either money or jewelry, and if the gift is jewelry, then it is to be worn immediately.
The wedding ceremony and reception are being held at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. I’m looking forward to tasting their traditional Chinese wedding banquet feast! Rumor has it that Amy and Jacob are fabulous dancers and expectations have reached new heights (no pressure,guys) Wedding pictures to follow soon.
In the meantime, if you would like to see additional images of a tea ceremony check out this post at Chinese Tea Ceremony