Post # 1
I’m Catholic and my fiance is Hindu and we both really want to have one joint ‘fusion’ ceremony. Problem is, we have no idea how to go about it. I’ve been trying to find sample wedding programs and have had no luck.
Ideally, we would like to include the traditional Christian ‘walk down the aisle’, the vows, ring exchange and candle lighting, along with the Hindu puja, walking around the fire, and a few readings.
Any idea where I could find a sample program?
Post # 3
There’s a blog on blogspot called my big fat catholic hindu wedding btw.
Here’s what I found
I love the line as they unite their love, their lives, and their cultures.
Post # 4
I bet you could get away with a normal program and just note a “why” behind the steps that might seem out of place. Otherwise, I don’t think you’d need to do anyhting differently. Your friends and family at the wedding know you and your lives. Bringing the two religions together in one ceremony will be beautiful!
Post # 5
What I’m really trying to get help on though, is how to integrate the two ceremonies. We don’t want to do one ceremony followed by the other but rather have them meshed together.
What do you think of:
– Procession down the aisle
– Reading of a Catholic scripture
– Hindu reading
– Puja ceremony
– Exchange of rings
– Final blessing
Am I missing something big? Eeek, so stressful!
Post # 6
@Curramba:I’m not sure who you plan to use as your officiants but have you asked them if they are willing to combine them? I know that religous officiants will in some cases, but my bff couldn’t find a Hindu priest who woul allow for the ceremony to be broken up. She also did the seven steps (i’m not exactly sure if that’s what it was called.)