Become a Top Wedding Planner – Memory of a Chinese-American Christmas Day Wedding

 

Chinese Weddings Use the "Double Happiness" Character


Every Christmas I remember a wedding that I attended on Christmas Day when I young. I wrote about it last year and am repeating it here. It might give you ideas for weddings that you plan in the future:

I certainly didn’t think I would become a wedding planner when I was a child. I don’t think I knew it was something people did for a living. But I have a very vivid memory of a wedding that I attended on Christmas Day when I was seven years old. It was a large, formal wedding and the church was packed with guests. The bride wore a white, heavily embroidered gown with a long train.  The bridesmaids wore red velvet dresses that had white fur trim, the groomsmen were in white. There were two officiants, one spoke in Chinese, the other in English. There were readings and soloists in both languages. I remember thinking it was the most beautiful and interesting event I had ever been to in my life. There have been many more weddings since then but this one holds a special place in my mind.  Maybe it’s the reason I wanted to become a wedding planner.

Many  couples enjoy a Christmas Day wedding.  When they hire you to plan it for them, it’s a wonderful opportunity to help them create lasting memories for everyone.

(The photo above is a stylized version of the Chinese character for “Double Happiness”. The character is used in Chinese weddings. Red is the color of joy and happiness. In a traditional Chinese wedding, the bride wears a red dress.)



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