Wedding with an interpreter?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Could you print a translation in your program? Whatever language you decide you could write it line by line in the language you choose and underneath each line, write it in English. 

I don’t know how effective it would be to have a translator repeat the lines. Call me silly but it seems a bit less romantic that way. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You could always do a pretty, printed sheet of paper if you are having a simple courthouse ceremony. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

barrogten:  I would print the meaning in the program. 

Maybe explain a little bit too, ie: Mr. Butterfly is doing x because of z.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

The best wedding I’ve ever been to had an interpreter (mainly for the bride’s mother). The couple met while the groom was overseas. Granted, many guests understood both languages because we had all worked for same organization as the groom, but for the other guests they had ceremony programs that had the couple’s vows written in both languages. The bride and groom each said their vows in their respective native languages and the translator quietly sat next to the bride’s mother and translated the officiant’s English to her. The programs also helped explain certain cultural customs for guests that might have otherwise been confused. 

The translator remained mostly with the bride’s family at the reception and helped convey guests’ well wishes. The groom had found the translator by contacting the local university near where the wedding was held and asking for the contact information of their best student of that language. He got a solid translator for a great discounted price. 

Overall, it was a wonderful evening for an amazing couple. Guests from both sides seemed to enjoy learning about different wedding customs. The love they had for each other was so beautiful that everyone just got really into the celebration. 

Good luck with your wedding! I’m sure it will be lovely, even if any small language hiccups occur! 

 

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