If you have your heart set on a traditional Asian wedding but you’re not completely sure on what to organise as yet, it can be daunting trying to decide what to choose. Asian weddings are known to be extravagant events, full of fun, colour and excitement.
If you are debating whether to have a traditional wedding or something a bit more modern, we have put together some of our top tips and advice to help you make that all important decision.
There is a lot of cultural heritage that you will want to incorporate into your wedding planning if you are looking to plan a traditional wedding, so this might be something that you might need to research further.
Hire a professional Asian wedding planner
An Asian wedding is a big event, so therefore the planning and coordination that goes into this can take up a lot of time, which is probably something that a lot of couples don’t have time to do themselves.
It might be worth hiring a professional Asian wedding planner who can help give you guidance and advice on traditional aspects of an Asian wedding, if this is the route you want to go down. Just remember to consider your budget though as hiring a professional wedding planner can be costly.
Think about your ideal venue
One of the pros of an Asian wedding is the number of people that will be attending and the excitement and amazing atmosphere that will be created. This does obviously mean that you will need to look for a venue that can accommodate a large number of people.
The average number of people for an Asian wedding can be around the 500 – 700 mark, so you will need a very big venue. You don’t want your venue to be too small and your guests feel cramped.
Food is an important part of any wedding day, but especially within an Asian wedding and you will want to have traditional dishes served if you are opting for a traditional wedding.
It is important that your venue can cater for this, or you might need to look at hiring a chef that specialises in Asian cuisine. If you do hire an outside chef, then you will need to make sure that your venue allows outside caterers and that they will be able to have access to the venue’s kitchen facilities too.
Entrance of the bride and groom
Another thing to consider if you are planning a traditional Asian wedding, is to think about the entrances of the bride and groom at the venue. Also, the entrance of the couple after the ceremony when they are announced as husband and wife.
These tend to be a very important part of the day, and can often be very noisy. Being announced by a toastmaster or having live music to accompany you is a great way to set the scene! Just make sure that you check with your venue on what they allow for this.