I'm Vietnamese and FI is Scots-Irish. We are trying to incorporate both cultures together in our wedding and honor our family and ancestors. When initially planning, I repeatedly asked my mom for details of the tea ceremony and she would only give me general information. I've researched and gotten some feedback from other brides and now that our wedding is next month, I'm really trying to figure out the schedule. We initially decided to do the tea ceremony the day before the outdoor ceremony and reception and have a mini version with just immediate family. Now, my mom tells me that it has to be in the morning. I just found out FI's sisters won't be arriving until 11AM. I asked my mom (but of course no real answer), but why does the tea ceremony have to be in the morning (besides for luck)? Would it be terrible to have the tea ceremony in the afternoon or even at the rehearsal dinner? Has anyone had their tea ceremony later in the day?We don't want to have the tea ceremony on the day of the wedding because it would make for too long of a day and I'm still not sure if my mom wants to have one just to have one and not really focus on the true meaning of it...honoring our ancestors. Sorry for the long post. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!