Feng Shui & Your Wedding

Li-47As you begin planning your wedding you might want to consider the positive energy of Feng Shui.   Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment.  I’ve listed a few guidelines that help contribute to a loving energy that they say could have a positive effect on your marriage for years.   It is said that these Feng Shui principals will help you with the harmony and balance of the ceremony and reception, and uplift everyone in attendance.

  • Select the luckiest date.  The number 8 is auspicious for love and 9 represents eternity.  Choose a wedding date that contains these numbers or at least adds up to them.
  • Based on the Chinese tai chi symbol of yin and yang (black and white), you have the white wedding dress and the black tuxedo.  However, some brides wear a gown that isn’t diamond white (white is the color of mourning and death in both Chinese and feng shui tradition).  Opt for a shade that’s slightly off-white such as beige, ivory, candlelight or gold.
  • Include candles everywhere – leave no dark corners. Use lots of natural side light.   That ensures a bright future.
  • If you borrow something, borrow something blue from someone with a happy marriage and a happy family.  The energy of that person’s happy life will give good energy to you on your wedding day.
  • Choose scents to enliven the mood.  Rosemary, lemon or rose are popular pleasurable smells that can have a powerful affect.
  • Avoid square or rectangular tables with sharp edges which attract conflict.  (Now you know why most banquet halls use round tables.)
  • Increase the flow of positive chi with healthy and colorful flowers.  The pink rose symbolizes love, lilies stand for abundance, mums for happiness, and peonies for longevity.
  • The color theme you choose for your wedding sets the tone:  Red (a traditional Chinese wedding color) creates an atmosphere of love and romance, pink for young couples reflect lightheartedness and playfulness, purple and violet for a more sexy, passionate atmosphere, blues and greens promote a calm feeling.
  • No clocks should be visible in your space.  The reason for this is because your wedding should be timeless and clocks limit that idea.

This is just a sampling of some of the Feng Shui ideas, but they are easy enough to implement and it might just stir up a fun conversation.

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