The white wedding dress is probably one of the first things a bride focuses on during the onset of planning for her wedding. It’s also included many girls’ dreams, thanks to fairy-tale weddings that have them feeling like princesses for a day. In the same vein, traditional wedding costumes like the cheongsam (or qipao) are sadly overlooked, which is a waste.
In my opinion, weddings are a great way to highlight and celebrate your culture and heritage, whether your parents are deeply traditional or not. And one of the ways to do so, is to include your traditional costumes – during the day ceremony, or during the second or third march-ins at your reception, like Angelababy did.
Local designers like Lai Chan, Dang Bridal, Emmanuel B and Blush Blush Bridal Couture offer classic cheongsams, while Wedding Present features more avant garde, modern designs. You can also look to bridal salons such as Digio Bridal and Rico-A-Mona Bridal for updated versions.
Here, some of the beautiful options to consider.