Singapore Bicentennial Special: Visit the Then & Now: Celebrating Chinese Wedding Traditions Exhibition!
Chinese weddings are a minefield of unique traditions, cultures and ancient practices and though most modern-day Chinese weddings may seem more or less identical to the other, every dialect group is peppered with specific beliefs and traditions that gave them a distinctive identity.
When planning for your wedding, it's unsurprising to come across a fair-share of customary traditions or practices. However, unlike before, couples today may choose to forgo some customs.
In efforts to better understand these cultural roots and the traditions that have since stemmed from them, together with Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and in line with Singapore's bicentennial celebration, we present Then & Now: Celebrating Chinese Wedding Traditions – an exhibition dedicated to Chinese wedding traditions.
Held from 25th to 31st May 2019, embark on a nostalgic journey and learn more about the wedding traditions, practices and customs of our predecessors.
Traditional Chinese wedding outfit
The Then & Now: Celebrating Chinese Wedding Traditions exhibition focuses on the wedding customs, processions, costumes and cuisines of the Hokkiens, Cantonese, Teochews and Peranakans from the 1900s to date through informative panels and artefacts.
Edible items of a Teochew Guo Da Li set
The exhibition will also hold sample Guo Da Li sets, tailored to the specifications of each dialect group, allowing you to have a better idea of what it entails as you plan for your wedding.
Carrie K’s modern Si Dian Jin set
Source: Carrie K
At the same time, if you're still shopping for your si dian jin set, industry professional and founder of Carrie K, Carolyn Kan will be sharing more about the tradition and its evolution on 25 & 26 May, 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Whether you're planning for your own traditional Chinese wedding or simply looking to increase your knowledge and understanding of your cultural roots, the Then & Now: Celebrating Chinese Wedding Traditions is a must-visit.
Date: 25th to 31st May 2019
Time: 11am to 8pm, (exhibition will be closed at 6pm on 31st May)
Venue: SCCC Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2.
Admission is free! RSVP at bit.ly/cwthennow to redeem exclusive Blissful Brides red packets on 25 & 26 May 2019.