What should the Mother of the Bride/Groom wear to their son or daughter's Chinese Wedding Tea ceremony? Since the Mother plays such an important role in the ceremony rundown, you'll want to go in a dress or more formal pantsuit. Red and gold are nice colors of happiness and prosperity but be sure to opt for shades of red that don't clash with the Bride's outfit. Avoid black if you can and go for happier and lighter colors that symbolize good fortune and joy. Depending on if the tea ceremony is a more formal or casual event, we've gathered looks for all different types of themes below! Let us remind you that a Chinese wedding tea ceremony is a very respected wedding tradition that many couples go through as a promise of respect and love, not just for each other but for each others’ families as well. It also marks a very symbolic sign of two families becoming relatives through the union of the newly married Bride and Groom. If you're looking for specific outfits to wear to this joyous yet very monumental occasion as the Mother of the Bride or Groom, we rounded up 13 shoppable ideas below that are perfect for any style! Shop more looks here.
Going with the Traditional Look
Traditional and formal, this Mother of the bride/groom dress shows an old-age but respectable aura which would suit any woman looking to be elegant but regal all in one at their son or daughter’s Chinese wedding tea ceremony.
Red is the colour of luck and celebration in Chinese wedding tea ceremony tradition and this dress fits the bill. Simple but accented with textured fabric which shines in its own way, it’s a dress fit for any Mother of the Bride or Groom.
This dress shows seniority and respect as it mixes traditional aspects with a touch of modern as seen with the lace accented topper. This dress is perfect for a light and more modern Chinese wedding tea ceremony. A sure favourite for any Mother of the Bride or Groom who fancies traditional elegance while remaining young and lively.
Something More Casual
A rather casual and comfortable look with a deeper meaning, the colour blue represents healing and a long life. This Mother of the Bride or Groom dress brings your wishes of luck for the newly weds as well as a good look for the day too. Perfect if you are worried that you’ll upstage the bride during the traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
Simple and lovely, lace is quite the accent and pink brings good fortune to any Chinese tea ceremony. It’s also a great color if you don’t want to wear red like the bride. Youthful in style, this dress brings out the happiness in any Mother of the Bride or Groom, and showing her sense of fashion still brimming with beauty.
Carefree and fluttery in design, this off-shoulder dress is beautiful and easy on the eyes with regards to colour. Elegant and casual all in one, it’s a lovely choice for a Mother of the Bride or Groom who wishes to express something more fashionable during the Chinese wedding tea ceremony.
Casual with a notable touch of mature wisdom, this elegant floral dress is the image of 2 different eras coming together to form a dress that gives out the aura of old and new without compromise. As a Mother of the Bride or Groom who can’t decide between something more traditional or more casual for the Chinese wedding tea ceremony, this look is the perfect blend.
Let’ Glam It Up
Bright, golden, and symbolizing wealth, bestow your well-wishes of riches with this glamourous light gold dress. The detailed leaves and sheer fabric design speaks of beauty in every angle for any glamorous Mother of the Bride or Groom. A fitting outfit for any wedding, this look would also be perfect for a Chinese wedding tea ceremony.
More red for more happiness, this shimmering mermaid tail dress accentuates the curves and would make any Mother confident at their son or daughter’s tea ceremony. Gorgeous with a touch of elegance and grace.
Traditional turned glamorous as the modern aspects of a long gown are combined, this closed neck, butterfly patterned dress is the pure definition of “walking in with style.” Surprisingly easy to move in and not so stuffy, this dress is comfortable for any longer the ceremony and suitable for any attending Mother of the Bride or Groom.
Walking in Regal
The shimmering patterns cascading down this stunning gold gown is nothing but the epitome of regal and respect that every Mother of the Bride or Groom deserves, especially when it comes to a Chinese wedding tea ceremony. Each step you take while in this dress is surely glamorous and would suit any mother looking for a stunner of an outfit.
A sure showstopper of a dress for any wedding occasion, this light blue leaf patterned dress with its embroidered skirt is sure to mark your place known as the proud Mother of the Bride or Groom that day. Stunning and splendid, this dress is a go-to for any Chinese wedding tea ceremony.
Rose Gold is a beautiful portrayal of elegance and beauty. Any Mother of the Bride looking to look regal, respectable, yet still young will look stunning in this rose gold dress. You’re guaranteed to look fabulous during your daughter or son’s Chinese wedding tea ceremony!