9 Tips For an Amazing Asian Wedding in 2024

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9 Tips For an Amazing Asian Wedding in 2024
January 29, 2024
6 mins read

From finding a priest to sourcing great venues for Asian cuisine, aligning your wedding with your cultural or religious preferences can be overwhelming. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so adding a dash of personality and surprise to your special day will help make it sparkle.

Whether you’re planning a traditional Asian wedding or an intimate celebration with a modern twist, these top nine tips are sure to come in handy!

9 tips For an Amazing Asian Wedding

1. Choose a Fun or Unique Theme

 Make your wedding a memorable experience for your guests by choosing a fun or unique theme. 

The theme should reflect your personality and be easy to follow. A royal theme might include elements from regal weddings, such as folk performers, puppet shows and a procession of dancers and musicians, or a Bollywood theme might involve your relatives dressing up as iconic movie stars and entering your venue on a glam red carpet.

Event Space CEME is popular for colourful Indian and Pakistani weddings

2. Choose the Right Venue

Your venue sets the tone of your wedding so it’s important you choose wisely. 

Keep in mind the size of your guest list as well as your budget constraints when searching for a wedding venue. For a Chinese wedding, you might be after a rooftop space where you can hang lanterns and watch a brilliant fireworks display, or for an Arabian Nights-themed wedding, you might want an outdoor venue where you can pitch a Bedouin tent or marquee that can be transformed with Moroccan carpets and furnishings.

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A contemporary hotel within a building from 1884, the Andaz London Hotel will lend your Asian wedding a sense of occasion

3. Include an Element of Surprise

For a wedding that’s truly memorable, make sure to include an element of surprise. 

Hire a professional Bollywood choreographer to get your friends and family off their chairs and onto the dance floor. Or book a magician who can go from table to table, entertaining your guests with magic tricks and illusions.

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The events team at Stockley Park Golf Club knows how to make the wedding magic happen

4. Serve Tasty Mocktails Instead of Soft Drinks

If you’re expecting guests at your reception that don’t drink, serve some tasty mocktails rather than those tired soft drinks. 

Why not choose a mocktail that matches your wedding theme colour or that’s made with your favourite flavours from home?

5. Show Off Your Culture

Show off your culture and amp up the festive atmosphere with a sumptuous Asian spread. 

Choose a reputed caterer or a venue that specialises in food from your heritage. A menu that includes local delicacies, chaat or street food is always a great option. And if you want your guests to remember the food for more than just the taste, why not name the dishes yourself? ‘First date butter chicken’ or ‘Aunt Kim’s beef rendang’ are dishes with a personal story that’ll be sure to get your guests talking.

6. Plan Early Pre-Wedding Events

An Asian wedding is so much more than just the official ceremony and reception. 

Cultural and religious ceremonies as well as hen, stag and cocktail parties are all a special part of tying the knot, so plan early and with purpose to ensure these pre-wedding events go off without a hitch.

7. Get Creative When it Comes to Your Wedding Cake

Order a cake with flavours from your heritage or choose a fun design like a henna-inspired cake or a wedding cake made to look like a Chinese takeaway dinner, complete with fondant noodles and chopsticks.

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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is hidden behind a secret jade door in Chinatown

8. Give Unique Wedding Favours

Give unique wedding favours that show off your culture or tie into your wedding theme. 

An exotic blend of tea, personalised fortune cookies or mithais with a modern twist (anyone for rose-petal barfi?) are sure to be a hit with your guests.

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery in rural Hampshire is one of the UK’s most exclusive wedding venues

9. Dare to Be a Little Different

And for an Asian wedding that really stands apart, dare to be a little different. 

A luxury wedding venue, show-stopping ice sculpture or South Indian dance in a dhoti will charm your guests and give them something to remember long after your big day’s over.

To Wrap Things Up

And there you have it – our top nine incredible tips to bring your dream Asian wedding to life in 2024! 

As you embark on this exciting wedding planning journey, remember that each decision you make should reflect your love story and cultural heritage, whilst respecting your financial goals. 

We’re more than sure that with thoughtful planning, a pinch of creativity, and your eye for detail, you’ll organise a fabulous Asian wedding that combines an unforgettable blend of tradition, modernity, and personal flair. 

If you’re eager to learn more, we encourage you to explore our expert articles that cover all of the things you need to know on how to choose the perfect wedding venue and wedding menu. They’re filled with practical advice and insights to guide you in crafting a meaningful event. 

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How early is it best to organise an Asian wedding? 

Similar to other weddings, we recommend starting to plan an Asian wedding about 12-18 months in advance. This gives you ample time to book your desired venues and vendors, design your outfits, plan the menu, and arrange other traditional customs and rituals. 

Who pays for an Asian wedding?

In many Asian cultures, the bride’s family pays most of the wedding expenses. However, this practice has evolved, and today it’s common for both sets of parents to share the costs. Many modern couples also choose to contribute or even cover the entire cost themselves. It’s best to have an open and respectful conversation about this topic with all parties involved early in the planning process.

How much does an Asian wedding cost? 

The cost of an Asian wedding can vary significantly based on several factors, such as the cultural customs, the number of guests, venue, and specific services like food, decor, and entertainment. But generally, the cost of an average Asian wedding will start around  £30,000

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