At traditional Chinese
weddings, Tea Ceremony is an equivalent of exchange of vows
at a western wedding ceremony. This official ritual
is still widely practiced at modern Chinese weddings on
the wedding day, either at home or at the reception.
When the bride leaves her home with the
groom to his house, a "Good Luck Woman" will hold a red
umbrella over her head, meaning "raise the bark,
spread the leaves." This "good luck woman"
should be someone who is blessed with a good marriage,
healthy children and husband and living parents. Other relatives will scatter rice, red bean and green bean
in front of her. The red umbrella protects the bride from evil
spirit, and the rice and beans are to attract the
attention of the gold chicken.
Tea Ceremony is an official ritual to introduce the
newlyweds to each other's family, and it's a way for
newlyweds to show respect and appreciation to their
parents. The newlyweds kneel in front of their
parents, serving tea to both side of parents, as well as
elder close relatives. Parents give their words of
blessing and gifts to the newlyweds. During
tea presentation, a "Good Luck Woman" would say
auspicious phrases to bless the newlyweds and the parents.
These auspicious words of blessing are almost a lost art nowadays,
that are designed to bless and amuse the family and make
the occasion filled with fun and joy.
China Bridal offers a Tea
Ceremony Service Package which includes culture
consultation such as coordinating sequence of event, offering auspicious
words of blessing during the tea
presentation. The Tea Ceremony Service Package also includes but not
limited to designer tea set, freshly made tea, lavish
linen, traditional music, incense, etc.
Tea Ceremony Service
Please email to shop@ChinaBridal.com
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