A wedding is one of life’s major events. There is nothing worse than having things go wrong on such an important day. It could be considered ominous for the marriage when the wedding day goes wrong. Why not get the wedding day right as a good start for the couple.
Feng Shui is a tool used by many people in the Far East (Asia) to get the event run smoothly but also, give the happy couple a good start in their new lives.
Legend has it that Yueh Lao, the Old Man of the Moon in Chinese mythology, predestines and regulates the marriages of mortals. It is said that he ties a red cord to the potential partners to unite them together as husband and wife. Hence, one of the symbols in feng shui for a happy relationship or to attract romance’ is to place a pair of mandarin or yin/yang ducks tied with a red cord, in the south west sector of a room.
1. Auspicious Date & Time:
Request from a feng shui consultant an auspicious date and time for the wedding. Even the announcement of the engagement date should fall on a propitious day
2. Wedding Dress:
In a traditional Chinese wedding, the bride wears red and gold and never white. But in the west, where a red wedding gown will probably send the vicar up the church steeple. A white wedding dress is fine, in keeping with western tradition. However, the bride could cunningly wear red suspenders along with the traditional thigh garter in crimson, under her gown, for good luck – not to mention a ploy for titillating the groom on the wedding night. Red is a colour which emanates yang energy that will ignite the passion on the honeymoon night!
3. Wedding Rings:
For the wedding rings, the groom should have a five-claw dragon insignia whilst the bride should wear a ring with the Feng Huang or crimson phoenix engraving. The union between the Dragon and Phoenix is the ultimate symbol of good luck and marital bliss.
4. Invitation Cards:
Invitation cards in red and gold with the Dragon and Phoenix symbol embracing a “Double Happiness” calligraphic sign will bring propitious luck to the couple and to the family and guests at the wedding.
5. Wedding Cake:
Decorate the traditional white wedding cake with a red “Double Happiness” calligraphy for good fortune.
6, Wedding Carriage:
Deck the wedding carriage to the church with red and gold ribbons. The combination of red and gold is the most auspicious colour in feng shui to enhance good luck.
7. Wedding Reception:
Make sure the wedding reception venue is in a spacious and bright hall with no heavy beams across the room to harm the wedding party. Serve the meals on round tables as they are more auspicious and more sociable than long tables. Use red, gold or yellow napkins for good fortune.
8. Bridal Trousseau:
The bridal trousseau should comprise of clothes based on her own personal element colour derived from her Feng Shui chart. For example, if her element is wood, include some green colour in her collection, if water, wear blue or black to strengthen herself. Likewise the groom can follow the same guideline.
9. Wedding Jewellery:
Auspicious jewellery for weddings include pendants, ear rings, brooches or rings, tie pins or cuff links (for men) with designs of dragon with or without the phoenix, dragon carp, double happiness, double fish symbol and peonies or lotus for happiness and prosperity.
10. Wedding Bed:
Site the bed with the headboard away from the windows and avoid sleeping with the feet pointing towards the door. Make sure the marital bed is not reflected in a mirror. If starting a family is a priority in the marriage, on the wedding night, place fertility symbols like pomegranates or oranges in the room as the abundance of seeds in the fruits symbolises many descendants.
The Wedding is an important occasion for the families of the bride and groom to celebrate the happy event. It is the aim for everyone that the event goes smoothly. However, it does not happen that way. The use of the Chinese methodology, feng shui, can reduce the change of an unforeseen mishap happening. Also, this event is to give the happy couple a good start in life.
Feng shui is a Chinese system of land management which developed with rise of Chinese civilisation, more than 40 centuries ago. The system maps out the flows of energy in both the time and space dimensions. This energy is harnessed to create the living space (homes, buildings, towns and cities) conducive for people to have the appropriate behaviours to attain better health, wealth and happiness.
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