Question from Gary:
We are planning a multicultural wedding in two weeks, but we are having trouble locating an important item: Do you know of any shops in the toronto area where one can buy the red silk handfasting ribbon for a Chinese wedding?
We live outside toronto, but have family there who could bring this up for us if only we knew where to send them!
Answer from Bridal Expert Angela:
Hi Gary. I do not live in Ontario, so I am unable to advise you of a specific store. I would suggest you try the Yellow Pages of your phone book under wedding supplies, or try the online yellow pages. If you phone any of these stores, they will probably be able to direct you to a suitable place if they don’t have it themselves. Or ask your family in Toronto to phone around for you. There are Chinese stores selling wedding dresses, and they should also carry the handfasting ribbon you are looking for.
I do not forsee this being difficult to obtain, as I spent a lot of time in the Chinese district when I last visited Toronto, and they had such a vast selection of stores and items. Make a few phone calls, and you will find what you are looking for. Good luck!
Angela Fiebelkorn, Ask The Expert