Post # 1
I’m full Korean and my FI is Japanese/Caucasian. We wanted subtle ways to incorporate our cultures for our wedding without going over the top. We definitely don’t want this to become a Asian-themed wedding. So far, we have decided to do the origami cranes (Japanese) and considered giving Korean rice cakes as wedding favors. We’re considering doing the paebaek ceremony during cocktail hour, but a lot of it depends on whether or not there’s an appropriate place at the reception venue (I’ll check the details next month). Any other suggestions?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
FI and I are both full Korean. We also want to give a nod to our heritage without creating an Asian themed wedding. Ideas we had were having Korean bride and groom dolls as our cake topper or just changing into hanboks at the end of the night without actually doing a full paebaek. Another wedding I went to gave out chopsticks as wedding favors.
Post # 4
I came across a cute Etsy seller and thought I’d share. She does custom cake toppers. She does both korean and non-korean ones. The second pic is a Korean groom with a Chinese bride. It looks like she’s done an Indian bride too. She could probably do a Korean bride and Japanese/Caucasian groom. The store is etsy.com/shop/annacrafts
And here are some magnets from a different seller. It’s from yaishop:
Post # 5
@hunni b: This is so cute! THANK YOU!
Post # 6
Instead of a champagne toast, perhaps you could incorporate the Japanese tradition of san-san-ku-do, which is a short sake-drinking ceremony for the bride and groom and their families. You could then give sake to all the guests. It’s a pretty awesome thing. I saw it done at a wedding recently between a Japanese guy and an Australian lady. It was really awesome.
Post # 7
FI and I are both half Korean and we’re also thinking about getting the cake topper for etsy! It’s really cute! Our flower girl will also wear hanbok instead of white dress and we’ll most definitely change into hanbok during reception 😀
Post # 8
I am full Korean and DH is caucasian. We had ‘dduk’ with our chocolate fountain dessert display/wedding cake. We also changed into hanboks when we greeted our guests at the reception.
Post # 9
I am half-Korean and had the Korean rice cakes (dduk) as one of the treats on our OOT welcome bags.
Post # 10
I’m Korean and my husband is Japanese. We had cherry blossoms on our cake and I changed into my hanbok towards the end of the reception.
Post # 11
I have the same config. Me: full Korean and Hubby to be is half Japanese/Irish. We’d like to do the same so I’m grateful for this post. We decided on the paper crane thing too and may do the Hanbok for the flower girls, but any other ideas are appreciated. Thanks again for posting. The cherry blossom thing is a bit overdone, but might still have some in the floral arrangements.
Post # 13
i’m half japanese and he’s caucasian. we had friends and family make 1000 origami cranes to use as a backdrop and for centerpieces handing on bamboo branches. i’m wearing a kimono, and will change after dinner, and before dancing. he is wearing a suit with fabric origami crane as boutenierre. we will serve teriyaki and sushi, have a sake toast. everyone except my family will be caucasian. i have asked guests to wear an asian accessory or outfit………… hoping for some creativity! two of my wedding planners (friends) are korean and philipino. the rehearsal dinner will be pancit, lumpia, rice, beef bulgogi.
Post # 14
I’m full Korean and he is half Caucasian and Japanese also! Being that both of us are very americanized we didn’t imcoorporate our heritage instead we are doing a Hawaiian themed wedding since that is the first real vacation we took together and we love to travel. Good luck on your wedding!