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Good morning/ afternoon/evening Bees, its morning for me and I am second guessing my theme atm. What’s a good way to incorporate Irish and puerto rican culture into my wedding. I am Puerto Rican and FI is Irish and I really wanted to make our cultures a part of the wedding. I’ve googled, Pinterested and brainstormed the heck out of this. Please help!!!!
Post # 4
BUMP!!!! anyone? anyone??
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
You could always incorporate traditional foods into the meal. I was trying to think of a good mix otherwise but those are two different cultures! (= Or instead of a cake do a traditional Puerto Rican desert and a tradtional Irish desert?
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@missmorganista: Omg thank you!!!! I was beginning to think I wouldn’t b able to do anything since I’m all out of ideas. I like the idea of having traditional desserts actually. Thank yoiu and now to google Irish deserts.
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I’m half Salvadorian, half Swedish although culturally, I can identify a lot with the Salvadorian side because my Dad grew up in El Salvador, while my Mom is 9th generation Swede. My fiance is Irish & Scottish. We’ve joked about having bagpipes & Mariachi but I’m not quite sure about that… But bagpipes are the one thing he’s said he always wanted so I feel like we have to do it since a lot of the wedding is about what I’ve always wanted 😉 He just started contemplating the kilt but I told him my two requests are that he & his friends do NOT go traditional & that he goes to the tanning salon. I have a feeling he’ll wear pants 😉
We will also have some of the music at the reception in Spanish. So basically, I think that’s what we have, bagpipes when he walks in & Spanish music at the reception. The rest will be pretty neutral.
I have a friend who’s family is Indian while her husbands family is pretty much your typical all america family. What she did was to have a friend design a dress for her that was the style a traditioal Indian sari made with off white satin to add the traditional American twist. She also had her bridesmaides wear colored saris. It was beautiful!
I love the idea of mixing the two cultures and I think a lot of it has to do with what about your culture is special to you.
Good luck & have fun planning!!
Post # 8
@Amayansong: thank you! I think we are doing a bilingual church ceremony with an Irish blessing in it and that’s pretty much all I got so far lol. i’m thinking maybe a dessert bar with different traditional irish and Puerto rican desserts
Post # 9
Thought I should give it a go since I’m in a similar situation.
A few ideas to have both your cultures mesh up:
-have a bilingual officiant
-bagpipes playing as your recessional
-add in come Puerto Rican and Irish dishes or desserts
In my case (I’m Dominican, FI’s Hungarian/Czech/Austrian), we’re having empanadas and pierogies during cocktail hour, our priest will welcome the congragation in both English and Spanish, our progams will be in English and Spanish.