Can anyone share their AD wedding schedule. Having some trouble with planning the time as we had a few places to go just within the morning itself. Do we need to go to our new house on the AD or its up to us?
decided to start a new tread.. very new to this forum.. been browsing thru' for quite abit and reading the massive info... cant find actual day schedule format... could anyone help me here..
For my AD this Sep, I am starting the day pretty late ... Hubby only due at my place at 11am, so I'm hoping to be able to have a good night's sleep and wake up a little later, so I won't fall asleep before the banquet ...
Yup, still slightly more than a month to my AD. It's on 15th Sep. But have been really busy with my new house, so recently have not spent much time on the wedding. Most of the wedding stuff have been settled already, including my GDL! That's cuz my mom wanted the GDL to be done before the 7th month. Now just have to collate the guest list and seating arrangement. It's really tiring, so make sure you get ample rest as much as you can! When is your AD?
Thanks for sharing, finally able to get a rough idea on the AD schedule. I have created the thread to get help, but to no avail.
By the way, anyone going to their new house on the AD? I have a few places to go n my PG is going off at 1 or 2pm, I am so worried that there wont enuff time as I am hoping to get some outdoor shoot. Anyone can advise me?
I'll be going to my new house on my AD. The tea ceremony for my husband's family will be held there. Now that you've reminded me, my photographer might be going off at 2pm too ... which leaves me w/o a photographer during the tea ceremony at my new house!! I'll have to rely on our friends then to help us take pics, if my photographer is indeed going off at 2pm.
To be honest, I am not sure if you can still follow the attached AD schedule. Usually the tea ceremony and dinner are both held on the same day, but I guess u can be flexible in any way. Don't forget this is your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, so don't worry - just have fun =)
Oic, my friend did suggest me to have my tea ceremony at my new hse too, but dont think possible coz inlaw hse is bigger. My new place is just within walking distance, so worried that my gown will get dirty by the time I reach there.
Are we suppose to change our tea dress in our new hse before proceeding back to my mum's hse?
My schedule for the day looks something like this
Step 1: Groom & frens come to bride's place to pick bride
Step 2: Groom, bride & frens go to groom's place for tea ceremony
Step 3: Bride changes into kua at groom's place and everybody leaves for bride's place
Step 4: Groom & bride go to bride's place for tea ceremony
Step 5: Groom & Bride go back to groom's place before going to hotel
(step 5 is becoz my husband & I are staying at my in-laws place, we dun have new house. If you have a new hse, then maybe u have to go to e new hse if the old folks want it that way)
Tip: show the old folks your schedule beforehand and ask them for comments - dun ask them whether need to go to new hse beforehand, dun sabo yourself. If they dun have comments, or they say anything, then on the AD, if they suddenly spring any surprise on you, you can tell them, "sorry, too late. Why u never tell me earlier? We going outside to shoot photos, see you, bye!"
I think you are asking me for wat time I reach my inlaw hse at the end (aka step 5), rite?
Well, between the travelling (abt 25 mins by car between the 2 houses), waiting for relatives for tea ceremony, hanging out a bit at each place, about 1 pm. I think try and negotiate with your photographer on the time.
Either that or shoot before the dinner - late afternoon light is quite nice, and ur makeup will be super new so will look nice.
My schedule will be:
1. Groom went to bride's house to pick bride
2. Bride & Groom go to groom's hse to "bai bai". (before sunrise)
3. Bride & Groom go back to bride's house for tea ceremony
4. Bride & Groom to go back to groom's house for tea ceremony
5. If time permit, go to new house else straight to the hotel.
Just happen to c this thread. Just had my wedding last mth. My schedule is something similar to Think Thrice. This is what happened during my AD:
1) Wakes up at 4am
2) Make up artist arrive at 4.30am
3) Hubby arrive at 6.15am
4) Out of bride's house by 7am
5) Rch groom's house at 8am for tea ceremony.(auspicious time b4 9am). Bride changed to kua.
6) Head back to bride's house by 9.30am for tea ceremony and buffet.
7) Head to new home at around 12pm. Light lamp & take photos. VG & PG heads home to edit photos & video.
8) Heads to hotel at 1.30pm. Rch at 2.15pm for check in.
I have a sample of my AD schedule. Got some from this forum too. PM me if you gals need a copy.
Mine is b4 i leave my house, I have the tea ceremony for my dad, elder siblings & sis in laws. Sort of pay 'my respects to them' cos I'm married out already. Then proceed to groom's house for tea ceremony. After tat change to kua, and go back to my family to have the tea ceremony for my relatives (uncles & aunties).
So u mean ur tea ceremony will start from the brides 1st, then after tat the groom's side? If tat the case, you perhaps can choose not to have the Kua & get tea dres instead. My gal frd practice the same as u do too, she wore the wedding gown, then leave her house, then rch her in laws & change to tea dress and serve tea. After tat straight away proceed to hotel.
I just tot of something which may help you.... my step 1, aka groom & frens come to bride's place was at 9 am. If your hubby come earlier, you probably have time to go tanah merah to take photos.
The dress for tea ceremony is tricky.... I tot that I have to serve tea in kua at both houses, but when I reach my in-laws place, the relatives told me I remain in my WG. Even my MIL was "Huh, you mean she dun change into kua?" There was some small discussion over I should change or not, so I stood in the living room, wait for the aunties to 'fight' it out (hee hee).
In the end, I asked my photographer, who is very experienced in weddings, what is the correct way... and it's serve tea at groom's house in WG, but serve tea @ brides's place in kua/tea dress.
I tot the tea ceremony has to start with the groom's side usually. You want to check with the elders whether you can do the bride's house first?
Don't want you to plan in vain.... what if you plan nice nice, then the in-laws object to you serving tea at groom's place.
I've only come across cases where the tea was served at bride's place coz the groom was not from singapore and all the groom's relatives just came to bride's place to be served tea or the couple served tea at the hotel. It's always been tea is served to the groom's side first rather than bride's side.
I scheduled to reach my in laws house b4 9am. So according to cantonese traditions, I have to serve my parents & elder siblings tea before leaving the hse. Sort of thank them for bringing me up and 'bid them goodbye' kind of thing, as explained by one of my relatives. But I only serve tea to my own family members, the relatives will be after we finished the tea ceremony at hubby's side.
Rachel is u r considering serving tea at bride's house 1st, you may wanna check wif ur hubby's/in-laws side if they mind or not.
Does anyone here have ur Wedding & ROM held together in a day?
If that so care to share the schedule?
As I'm planing to held both on the same day but I duno hw to plan.
After the groom fetch bride liao should go ROM 1st or go for tea ceremony 1st? (coz as the auspicious time to follow) as I duno ROM will need to wait how long for it or is there a fixed time?
If tea ceremony then ROM before we held our Wedding dinner isit ok?
The outline of my schedule is as follows (i have just discussed it with my parents and MIL today):
1. Bride (only) to have meal (breakfast) with bride's family after the make-up and all. Do prayers (we honour Chinese gods at home)
2. Groom to arrive to pick up bride.
3. Couple to arrive at groom's parents' house for prayers, tea ceremony and light meal.
4. Couple to leave for new house (couple new lovenest)
5. Bride to change into kua, couple to light the lamps and place the necessary stuff (e.g. red packets, sugar canes etc. on bed)
6. Leave for bride's parents' home.
7. Have tea ceremony there. Also to have the "tang yuan". Lunch reception.
8. Go back to home/ hotel for a rest.
9. Make-up and get ready for ROM followed by dinner.
hi gals, need some advice from you all.
have you all come across having both the groom's side & bride's side family to gather at just one place - our new home and proceed with the tea ceremony - to save time ???? is this advisable ???
anyone can share their AD schedule with me ? appreciated !