Three languages and a wedding

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sporty-Bee:  We had two languages and though I really wanted to include my family at the end we decided that it was most important for US to understand and be comfortable during the actual wedding so our vows were in English. One of our readings was in Spanish and we had a bilingual priest who did the mass In both languages but heavier on englisH. 

I would really advise you to do the vows in English. They are so important and it’s really about the two of you, not your parents. I know that sounds mean but at the party youcan be gracious hosts attentive to the needs of your guests. The vows are about the two of you! 

I would suggest the ceremony be in English with readings (if it’s mass) or poems etc in other languages and maybe songs too? Another way weincluded Spanish was byuh aging a mariachi play the music in mass and did songs inSpanish & English. 

 

Good luck! 

 

Post # 4
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

@HourThyme:  I agree 100% about the vows being personal, and therefore in the language you communicate to each other in. Having readings/poems in German or Spanish is a lovely way to include others in the ceremony as well.

Post # 6
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1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a similar issue, but it’s easier to handle. My future in laws, as well as ten of our guests (their friends) are deaf, so we will have a sign language interpreter and we will sign our vows as much as possible. 

Post # 6
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I will have a similar issue. My fiances family only speaks Turkish and we will have one wedding in the US and one in Turkey. I was thinking maybe to have the ceremony readings translated into Turkish and our personal vows translated as well to give to our Turkish guests. We will not have a program printed for everyone but maybe I can print this and this is how I can make sure they enjoy it and are comfortable. 

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