I’ve always been fascinated by Feng Shui since my mother bought a book on it from those office book sales. I remember pouring over the book and spending ages figuring out the corners of our house and to this day I still cannot bring myself to give knives to anybody as a present!
So I was fascinated to receive Wedding Feng Shui by Laura Lau and Theodora Lau in the mail for review. Covering all aspects of how your Chinese sign will affect your wedding plans, the book kicks off with plenty of advice on incorporating feng shui into your wedding. There’s plenty of advice on how you might incorporate feng shui into your wedding theme, your wedding location, even down to what issues your bridal party might have and gifts that they’ll love. The book also covers a Chinese horoscope timeline which, if you’re wanting to incorporate traditional Chinese culture into your wedding day can be incredibly helpful with generalised timelines.
The most valuable part of the book for me, was the breaking up of each sign starting off with seasons, flowers, colours and stone and moving into the personality traits that each bride might have as that sign, giving tips as to how to mange the different wedding stresses each sign might react to and how to deal with vendors, family members, bridal parties and even each other. The book also merges lunar and sun signs and how these have an impact on your relationship and your wedding plans.
The ‘tiger’ bride, for example, might have a show stopping gown and is fiercely loyal of the loves in her life. A passionate bride, she will celebrate her loves during her wedding, and she hates getting bogged down in details. The ‘horse’ bride, will be drawn to a summer wedding and have a gown with high drama and glamour. Her traits include a strength in following her instincts but she may have trouble compromising and guests will enjoy a longer reception and perhaps a shorter ceremony. While the ‘rabbit’ bride loves a gown of high quality and may be known as the “harmonizer bride”. She loves to surround herself with beautiful things and will avoid conflict and rather seek out peaceful alternatives.
The uninitiated to Chinese culture are not left in the dark, the book starts with a handy ‘how to’ guide and not only is it easy to find your sign, but the book also has suggested “lucky” wedding dates for the next two years. There’s even a glossary and set of worksheets so you can work out the sign of each of your bridal party and be aware of certain traits that may occur in their behaviors.
Wedding Feng Shui by Laura Lau and Theodora Lau is a fun read for anyone interested in incorporating Chinese culture into their wedding day and an interesting look at how Chinese horoscopes and signs cause people to react in different ways during the planning of a wedding – it’s a fun title to pick up and explore!
Wedding Feng Shui by Laura Lau and Theodora Lau is available at any good book store or online.