For Better or Worse..

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

That's Happy Chinese New Year to you! =) I'm part Chinese (my maternal grandfather was a full-blooded Chinese) and though we don't really practice the usual Chinese traditions, we *sort of* celebrate their New Year. In line with that, we also *sort of* practice Feng Shui when it's not impractical to do. Nothing to lose right? =) Here are some Feng Shui tips for your wedding. The tips in red were the ones we followed. Let's see if we'll really have our happily ever after! Hehe!

Wedding gown colour: a color representing the element earth, such as very light beige gown or a cream color, would attract good luck and therefore would be ideal for your dress.

The colour red: Red is the color of happiness, and you would be attracting it by wearing at least one small detail in that color. (Our motif was red and pink and I wore a red gown for the wedding reception).

Wedding Date: Ideally, your wedding date should contain the numbers 8 or 9, or its digits should add one of those numbers. According to feng shui and ancient Chinese traditions, the number 8 is very auspicious for love, and number 9 implies eternity. The most ideal date would be an 18th, since it would contain both numbers, but also a 17th, a 26th, a 27th, an 8th or a 9th would be very auspicious dates.

Reception Decorations: there should not be any dark spots or corners or this would become an obstacle for chi or life energy to flow freely.

Reception Table Shape: The tables' shape is very important as well. You should try to avoid square or rectangular tables, since edges and cutting shapes attract conflict and problems. Instead, you should choose round tables or oval; they would add harmony to the environment and the people in it.

Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new: If you're going to observe the "Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new" tradition, make sure that anything you acquire is from a person who has enjoyed a happy marriage (my Mom!).

Three-tiered cake: if you want an adventurous marriage where you will grow and learn together, choose a 3-tiered wedding cake, which represents the rising energy of wood.

Square cake: For a stable marriage, pick a square cake, which symbolizes the nurturing energy of earth.

Round Cake: A round cake is perfect for people who want lots of children or are very artistic, because circles represent the creative principle of metal.

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