Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blogging Brides

I've been wanting to touch the world of 'Blogging' for a while now and have decided to finally take the plunge of doing so. So here goes my attempt to share some thoughts in my head and hopefully some tips that brides and grooms and family and friends will find useful when planning the wedding of their dreams. Today happens to be 10/08/08. Yes two days after the 8-8-8 phenomena which I didn't really hear that much about this year compared to the 7-7-7 weddings that took place last year. Some Vancouver wedding suppliers I spoke to Friday were up to their ears dealing with the intricate details of nuptials of their brides and grooms; especially those planning Asian weddings while others were not so busy. Any idea on how many couples tied on the knot in Vancouver on August 8, 2008. Or how many in Toronto?

I did hear that over 16,000 couples tied the knot in Bejing on the the supposedly lucky day but wondering how many people from non-Asian backgrounds took advantage of the lucky, healthy prosperous numbers? I'm sure when it comes to the actual wedding or should we say the marriage (after the wedding) everyone could use a little luck in that department.

I'm even more curious to know of the Non-Asian couples that married on this 'auspicious day' how many of them booked their wedding around the numerological superstition.

It seems that culture is broadening it's meaning and allowing any one to take any part of any thing and make it their own. Let's say culture-redefined. So what if I'm not Chinese. Is it still okay for me to take advantage of the superstition? Will it work if I'm not Chinese?

What about all the other Chinese superstitions I don't know. What about the number 13. Some cultures will do anything to avoid having a 13 ( I think based on the idea of the Friday 13 movies) while others think the number 13 is lucky. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Who cares! Whatever it is - take what you like and make it your own! What better time to start doing this than on your wedding where you have the opportunity to see the world of choices and ideas from the cultures around you. More to come in my next post. Until then...stay well and happy planning!