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One last dress change to Bespoke, and the couples together with family members and friends went indoor to the Oriental Pearl Chinese Restaurant for their wedding dinner. For every Chinese wedding, the highlight would be the ceremonial wedding toast, also known as “Yum Seng”. Yum Seng means “Bottoms up!” in Cantonese, although generically it means "drink to success."
During the dinner, the newly-weds and their parents will go around to each table with a glass of champagne/wine/non-alcoholic beverage to make a toast. It is customary for the guests at the table where the wedding couple are to stand up and hold their (full) glass. The most important thing to know is that you should save your tonsils/voice for this exercise, as you will be saying cheers together. But such wedding toast is almost extraordinarily competitive from one table to another to see who can say a louder and longer "yum seng". With Kelvin and Kimberly's entourage, it brought the house down.
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