Planning a Multicultural Wedding
Marrying traditions can be both inspiring and confusing. When planning a multicultural wedding there are so many factors at play. Finding ways to blend both families’ cultures plus, your own. Deciding with traditions to keep and which to omit.
What should my guests know?
To ensure they understand all the customs and expectations, make sure to sit down with each family. Get on the same page, whether it's how much you want to spend or who is comfortable (or not) wearing cultural garb.
By openly discussing each of your culture’s wedding traditions, you will decide what to include in the ceremony and what to leave out. There are some wedding aspects that are not as culturally important as others. You can use this as a learning experience that helps the big day go as smoothly as possible.
For your guests, add an area on your website or wedding program with details on ceremony etiquette. Include things like the meaning of special traditions and ceremonies, dress code dos and don’ts, and food specifics.
What should I incorporate from my culture?
When planning a multicultural wedding, be sure to research and educate yourself on the other culture’s traditions beforehand. Wedding traditions vary across different regions and cultures, and what is common in your country may be frowned upon in another culture.
Determine what traditions are important to you and your fiancé. When merging styles, not every tradition will be feasible logistically, no matter what parents say. It’s your wedding and like everything else, you can do it YOUR way. Whether you infuse traditional spices into the food/drink, to entertainment and decor. Incorporating as little or as much of your culture is a personal decision. But, be sure to stay true to who you are too. There’s always a way to find the happy medium.
What about the ceremony?
When planning a destination wedding, you can opt for a symbolic ceremony. In this you can incorporate the rituals you want and what is important to you from your traditions. Your wedding coordinator can help you find an officiant that fits what you're looking for. It can be a simple ceremony where you exchange your vows.
Music: how to incorporate the two cultures?
Regardless of the culture, music and dancing are a staple at any wedding. However, each culture has different traditional songs and dances. Be sure to include both at the ceremony, and it may help to use the program or website to describe them to guests beforehand. This will make them feel more comfortable partaking and letting loose on the dance floor.
One of the best recommendations we can give you is to put your wedding in the hands of an expert. Look for a DJ who has experience working in weddings and above all who is familiar with the music of different cultures. An experienced DJ will help you find a balance between the music of the two cultures and will accompany you in the selection process.
Honoring your families’ cultures is great, but don’t forget to celebrate the day you both want to. Don’t feel pressured to incorporate all the elements, or just how the families wanted. It’s your day, and if something doesn’t resonate with you or your partner, feel free to skip it.
Multicultural weddings are wonderful events that allow both you and your significant other to proudly display your heritage for all friends and family in attendance. But the most important “do” of planning the ceremony? Enjoying and relishing the experience, as it truly is once in a lifetime!
We hope these tips and tricks will help you plan your multucultural wedding most efficiently. Make sure love is the most centered highlight of the most important day of your life.
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By Veronica Rodriguez