Infusing Haitian Culture in a Wedding

posted 3 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m not going to be very helpful but I just wanted to say I LOVE!!!! Tostones! Lol

but good luck

Post # 4
37 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

Well our music is one of the BEST things.. Maybe some fritay as appetizers- marinade, akra, banann peze. That could be nice. I think Kremas might be a little much for your signature cocktail, but it could be a good “nightcap”. Incorporating the food could be really good. Maybe a poem or a reading about love, either originally in KReyol or translated. Or a Haitian quote made into a decorative sign so you could put in your home after the wedding. Maybe a Scripture. 

Post # 6
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was in the same situation last year girl! My cousin served cremass and everybody loved it girl, so go for it!!!

Post # 7
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Are you going to buy the cremass or have someone make it for you?  I’m willing to travel to NYC to buy some.  I just don’t know anyone who would….or could…make enough as favors.

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Hey there! I’m actually getting married in Haiti and am working on something similar 🙂 You’ve already thought of food, music and favors. My friends/family love Haitian vanilla (maybe that and almond essence?) and we’ve thought about Haitian chocolate as well (in celo bags with a cute tag that has instructions, maybe even with a few anis stars includes), kremas is cool too, I love it over vanilla ice cream if that’s an option for you (even mini kremas milk shakes as a late night sort of thing – or just on ice haha), if you could get your hands on Prestige, that would be great to serve, also we’re incorporating metalwork art into our decor (our monogram in metalwork to rope off the aisle, cocktail tables with metalwork words like “love” “renmen” and “l’amour,” you could also sing a congregational hymn or do a scripture reading in Creole…. Thise are just a few ideas. Hope they’re helpful. I’d love to hear what you end up going with (and see pictures of course), I know it will be beautiful! 🙂 

Post # 8
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Tostones:  I am also Haitian and my fiancé and I having the hardest time to incorporate the culture into the whole wedding since some of our guest speak only English. we just find out our venu can make some fritay for the cocktail hour and our DJ is Haitian and we going to have alot of compa playing 

i think kremas is to strong for favors 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Chaedra.
Post # 9
55 posts
Worker bee

where are you from? What is your hubbys nationality? We are from nyc both haitian… So we are just doing music and as favors barbancourt haitian rum little bottles. 

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