6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Wedding Day
Wedding planning can be stressful. Use the ancient Chinese art of energy balancing, Feng Shui, to ensure the correct use of colours and light. And make sure you apply the principles for the Southern Hemisphere.
- The Venue
Lighting at your wedding is key. Find a venue with an abundance of side lighting and avoid harsh overhead lighting. If you already have your heart set on a venue with low light, be sure to add lots of candles and use mirrors to expand and light up the space.
Brides should 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. The same rule applies to guys. The bridal party should wear a combination of heavy and light fabrics to add balance and good energy. Heavily textured fabrics such as brocade, satin, and shantung, carry a quiet energy. Light fabrics, such as organza, tulle, and chiffon are more yang excitable materials.
- The Colour Scheme
Red: Accenting your wedding day with red creates a strong atmosphere of love and romance.
Pink: Perfect for a younger couple, pink evokes a sense of fun playfulness and light-heartedness.
Purple and violet: Good for a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration with close family and friends, purples give off a very sexy, passionate vibe.
Black and white: A favourite combination for creating positive feng shui, black and white together represent a strong, balanced relationship – as in the yin and the yang.
Blues and greens: A good colour combo for a couple who has known each other for many years, or even a second wedding, because blues and greens promote a calm feeling.
Yellow: This bright, sunny colour is the hue of cheerfulness and the perfect colour to add to a less-than-well-lit ceremony or reception space.
Orange: The ideal colour for the couple with a large guest list, orange gives off a sense of warmth – promoting conversation and a comfortable atmosphere.
- Leaving the ceremony
An easy way to add positive feng shui to your wedding day is to incorporate meaningful elements into your getaway. Swop the white limo for a black one as the color black captures the stable foundation that every marriage should begin with.
Send off with Bubbles: Give guests their own small bottles of bubbles to fill your surroundings with buoyant bubbles as you leave the ceremony. Water is the perfect element to add to your leaving the ceremony.
Flower Petals: Have guests throw fresh flower petals – especially roses because they symbolize love.
Grains: Guests can toss grains or beans as you exit the ceremony. This is a strong symbol of fertility and wish for having children.
- Something Borrowed, Something Blue
If you borrow something, borrow something blue (the colour of peace and serenity) from someone with a happy marriage and a happy family. The idea is that the energy of that person’s happy life will give good energy to you on your wedding day. And by combining the age-old traditions of “something borrowed” with “something blue”, you’ll promote wedding day feng shui.
6. Your New Home
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