8 Modern Wedding Venues Your Parents Will Approve Of
Want to avoid the typical hotel ballroom wedding but worried what the folks might say? We’ve got you covered.
Your wedding is your special day, so you and your intended should get to choose how it should all go from start to finish, right? Well, yes. But weddings, like life, involve much more than your heart’s desires. They involve logistics, plenty of moolah, and parents and in-laws too. Throw all those elements together and you’re likely to end up with a sizeable challenge.
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Some traditions can be updated — and can be done so elegantly. Such as upgrading wedding palanquins to practical sedans; moving from cookie-cutter Chinese restaurants to exotic wedding venues that everybody will remember for a long time to come.
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Yes, it's possible to have a hip and off-the-beaten-track wedding — and still get your parents' and in-laws' stamp of approval.
Every young couple's idea of their dream wedding is bound to cause a few raised eyebrows from the older generation in the family. Particularly when the bride and groom's parents are expecting the traditional hotel Chinese banquet and the bridal couple prefers an intimate gathering at a hip restaurant.
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A couture gown in the most elegant shade of antique white. Romantic decorations in ivory hues. A five-tier cake adorned with pure-as-snow fondant flowers. You might have envisioned a fairy-tale White Wedding, but if you are of Chinese descent or marrying into a Chinese family, chances are your big day is going to be a more colourful affair than that.
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In this age of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Live, everyone's a photographer. It's no longer enough to plan a fun and meaningful celebration of your love - we now consider the aesthetics of that Big Day to ensure that the official hashtag feed of the wedding is filled with gorgeous pictures and, yes, fabulous Boomerang videos too.