Introducing My First Series: Taiwanese Weddings



Weddings are a big deal in Taiwan. From engagement parties to pre-wedding professional photo shoots, from engagement cookies to wedding customs and traditions, getting married in Taiwan has its own set of rules which are quite different from the western world.

And when I recently received several emails and private messages on facebook asking questions about specific Taiwanese wedding customs and enquiring about the typical expectations of wedding guests in Taiwan, I knew I had to blog about the topic.

So, I am pleased to introduce my very first series – Taiwanese Weddings. For the next month or so, I will blog once a week about a particular aspect related to Taiwanese weddings.

I have to point out that I am by no means a Taiwan Wedding ‘guru’ but I have attended to my fair share of weddings in Taiwan and I do have first-hand experience as a bride here.

But before I kick off this first series on Foreign Sanctuary, I thought I would start with a little bit of fun – a guessing game!

There are three wedding invitations included in the photo below. Two of these invitations were received from friends and one of the invitations was actually the wedding invite we sent out for our Canadian wedding.

Which one do you think was our Canadian invitation? (Hint: 🙂 It is red! 🙂 )  Be sure the cast your vote and leave a note in the comment box below to let me know why. I would love to hear from you.

**The results will be revealed next Saturday in the first post**




32 thoughts on “Introducing My First Series: Taiwanese Weddings

  1. I think it’s the second one because of the folded sort of format. That seems more western to me. Plus the writing in the center looks like hearts, which would be a recognizable symbol of a wedding to people in the west.

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  2. 1. – also because it is in English and I have seen too many invitation cards in China were the word “invitation” was written wrong…(back when we were searching ourselves for the right cards)

  3. Number 1 because there is an English word to it 🙂 Also, I think weddings are much more elaborate throughout Asia in general. I’ve seen engagement, pre-wedding, and wedding pictures of some of my friends and they are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

  4. I love weddings! My mom showed me photos of her and my dad’s wedding in Taiwan 30 years ago and I wore her engagement dress for a CNY party. I hope to have a Taiwanese wedding when I get married too. My mom told me not to because it’s too much work haha but I want to stay to my roots. BTW I voted for 2… hmm we’ll see if I’m right haha

    1. I think your mom is right! There is a lot of wedding customs in Taiwan and we decided not to include many of them in our wedding. We were preparing two weddings at the same time and we decided we didn’t need to added work or stress.

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