Hi all the Asian/Chinese brides,
I have a dilema which I think is common among chinese brides. Our parents wanted us to get married in the year of Dragon (ended in Feb/13) but we wanted to have a summer wedding so we've decided to get married at the local city hall in January and will host the reception in June.
So my question is, since we are already married (most of the guests at the reception know this), should we still walk down the aisle and exchange rings at the reception? I've been to chinese banquet wedding where the MC will fake the job of the officiant - only he/she is not signing any paperwork, and the bride and groom would exchange rings and kiss. Is it going to be strange if we do that when the guests alrady know we are married?
I personally prefer to have that part in the reception because that's the part I most looking forward to when i attend other people's wedding without thinking if they are already married or not.
Final note: we are hosting our reception in an american venue but our DJ & MC are chinese. So I think this will be similar to brides that have a chinese banquet wedding where there is no ceremony part of it before the reception. So any opinions is welcome and i'd like know if any brides can share their schedule like when do they do the first dance and cake cutting too if possible. Thanks.