(Closed) ideas/non-verbal games/activities for two-language wedding

posted 7 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m also having an intercultural wedding – I’m Russian, he’s American.  But my family speaks English (albeit not always well 🙂 ) and we all live in America…noone’s left out there – we’ve been here for 20 years.   So unfortunately, I don’t have much suggestions for you.  However, I can say that in our case, i’m trying to combine the two cultures as best as i can.  American’s want the Russian experience…and Russian’s will have to deal with the American experience 🙂  For example,  we’re doing russian food and catering for dessert, but american style main course. I’m also getting traditional russian dancers as entertainment, and we’re having a band that plays both russian, euro pop, and some american music to appeal to  everyone.   My family is big on “gorkya!”, so i plan on having some kind of explanation of that on the menus or programs.  You can do the same for the Russians – explaining some of the more American traditions you want to incorporate for them. 

 

I hope this helps even a little bit! 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

I’m white American and my fiance is Vietnamese. Most of his family speaks little to no English but the ones who do can translate. Over 3/4 of the guests speak English so I’m not sure what else to do. We’re doing the invitations in both languages and writing table names and numbers in both languages. I’ll be checking back for more ideas.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Annushka: We are both russian so our wedding will be mostly in russian, wwill have russian and american music. Our MC will explain so things to the american guests though so they dont feel left out.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are intercultural. I am American and he is Japanese.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am in a similar situation. My American family is coming to Haiti for our wedding in December. We’re having an outdoor reception, so I thought we could set up some outdoor games like corn hole and other toss the ball type games. I love bubbles, so I’ll probably have those sitting around in various places. If I were in the States, I would be getting one of those photo booth machines for the reception. Taking pictures could be fun (it takes Haitians a little bit of time to warm up to taking photos, but I think they would enjoy having pictures of themselves to take home) for everyone.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Any suggestions for Russian-American-Jewish bands in the NJ/NYC area?

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