10 Reasons to Have Your Wedding During the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Today marks the first day of the Year of the Horse in Chinese culture, and we're celebrating the Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year) with some fun and festive wedding ideas. The Year of the Horse is thought to bring health and prosperity, the perfect way to start your married life together! Chinese New Year is a 15-day celebration and involves traditions like fireworks, the exchange of red envelopes filled with money and costumed dragon and lion dances. If you love astrology, then this is the perfect opportunity to play up your zodiac animal sign too! Here are the most inspiring reasons to get married during the Chinese New Year…

1. Wearing red signifies good luck and symbolizes new beginnings (and it adds a pop of color!).

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

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From the album: A Vibrant Wedding in Miami, FL

2. Horse figurines make perfect escort cards or table decor.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Marta Locklear Photography

From the album: A Rustic Romantic Wedding in Haymarket, VA

3. A printed table runner in a Chinese-inspired floral motif looks stylish on any table.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

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From the album: A Vibrant Wedding in Miami, FL

4. Red paper lanterns are traditional Chinese decor and they're a pretty way to add color to your bistro lighting.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Megan Sorel Photography

From the album: A Summer Vineyard Wedding in Santa Ynez, CA

5. A red wedding cake covered in sugar flowers really stands out.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Elizabeth Messina

From the album: An Outdoor Wedding in Palm Springs, CA

6. Lucky kittens and fortune cookies make for fun guest book table decor.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Kristin Chalmers Photography

From the album: A Whimsical Wedding in East Providence, RI

7. Red envelopes are the perfect favor and surprise for the kids at your wedding (just make sure they have an even number amount!).

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

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8. Guests will never expect a dragon or lion dance (but they will definitely love it!).

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

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9. There's nothing more romantic than ending the reception by sending your wishes in a paper lantern.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

Andrew Weeks Photography

From the album: A Destination Wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico

10. You have a reason to end the night with fireworks! It's Chinese New Year tradition because they're thought to scare off evil spirits.

Chinese New Year Inspired Wedding Ideas

SilverBox Photographers

From the album: A Romantic Formal Wedding in Columbia, MO

Want more? Of course you do!

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> A Chinese zodiac animal wedding

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