One bride – three dresses

Moira de Swardt, Marriage Officer South Africa, Mobile Phone 082 553 2457, E-mail

Note:  I do marriages of Chinese nationals to South African citizens.

Chinese brides don’t have just one wedding dress, but three!  Imagine the dress stress there.

First, there’s the traditional embroidered slim-fitting qipao or cheongsam, usually in red, because red is a lucky colour in Chinese culture.

Chinese wedding dress

Next, the bride will wear a Western style white wedding dress.

Chinese wedding dress 2

Finally, the bride changes into a third dress for the wedding reception, usually a cocktail dress.




About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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