The Excitement of planning a Multi-Cultural Wedding!
There is nothing more welcoming, and blessed than incorporating both sides of the family in your nuptials. It makes everyone feel like you cared enough to include their cultural rituals in your union. Both Families tend to feel more special and part of the ceremony.
You might get overwhelmed, after all, you have to think of so many things; like your dress, the music, the decorations, locations, etc. Having to deal with two religions or two different cultural rituals might take you for a spin, but do not fear. Here are some easy steps you can take to make your event seem easy!
Ask your parents and or family for any rituals you might not know about:
Go for the gold! Now, that you are including both cultures in your big celebration take some time to ask your parents on both sides what they feel is the most important part of their marriage rituals for their particular culture. You will learn so much from your partner to be and their culture and you’ll have something you can pass on to future generations.
Incorporate a little bit of everything:
Imagine a Dominican/Scottish Wedding: One way to make it easy on yourself is to add a little bit of everything from both traditions. For example the Groom and his men could wear Kilts, after all that is the equivalent of a TUXEDO for their culture.
The bride can wear a traditional Spanish wedding dress. For the entrance at church or ceremony, hire a bagpiper to greet the guests. You might even consider switching it up for the big dance by wearing traditional clothing from each other’s cultures. For example, at a Japanese and Indian wedding, the Japanese bride may walk in with a Sari while the Indian groom may rock a traditional Japanese Kimono.
Make sure to mix the food from both cultures accordingly:
Make sure to incorporate the food from each culture. This will get everyone’s taste buds excited. Allure is a great location for this kind of event as their chef is prepared to cook up a storm in almost every culture you can think of! To make it easy on you, maybe the protein in one culture mixed with the sides of the other and visa versa.
Decorations should focus on both Cultures:
Make the decorations feel like the United Nations! Decorate your event with the flowers or symbols, colors of both cultures. This will take a little creativity and you can ask the family to help!
The entertainment, activities and music should be a fusion of both cultures:
Have you ever heard of a merengue band playing Scottish Highlands music or a mariachi band playing Persian music? When hiring your entertainment let them know you want to mix the two cultures and make sure they prepare some ballads, or songs they can sing live or DJ can play.
If dancing is a big part of your multi-cultural wedding, hire dancers to teach your guests the different rhythms!
Make sure to include the traditions of each culture in your activities at your grand event.
A Multi-Cultural wedding is a great way to start off your commitment to each other, your family and friends. It is also a great way to discover for yourself how many similarities you have in your dance, our music and celebration of Life! Contact Allure for all your Multi-Cultural Wedding Celebrations.