West-Indian brides-are you out there?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom’s family is West Indian and I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate some traditions into my wedding.  Unfortunately none of us really know too much.  I would LOVE to have a steel drum band for the cocktail hour of my wedding.  I was just talking about it with my fiance today.  I’m not sure if it would really blend into the vibe of our wedding though.  🙁

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We may do black cake for take home favors. We liked the steel drum idea but our cocktail hour is on a rooftop and they wouldn’t allow live music. We are also thinking of incorporating some foods into the menu.

My family is Jamaican and Grenadian.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

dsuhornets, my fiance is Indian so everything is kind of South Asian-y right now.  Lots of reds and golds and pinks and oranges. We have a paisley design incorporated in a lot of the decor. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi ladies! Im a West Indian bride as well (mom’s from Barbados, Dad’s from Jamaica)…dsuhornets, we are also giving cake (I call it rum cake, but i think its the same as black cake) as favors as well! Other than that, I am still at a loss for other things to incorporate into the day…But there will be lots of soca, calypso, and reggae playing! Good throwback songs like the dolla wine (lolol I get excited thinking about it!!!)  And also, our caterer is a prominent caterer in our area, and I just found out the owner is Jamaican!!! So a lot of the dishes have Caribbean inspiration in them as well.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Soon2BeMrsCLW3, my mom’s family is from Barbados too! And we have the same wedding date!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents would not allow a wedding without giving black cake. It will be offered along with the wedding cake. We opted not to do the steel band, but that is a cool idea.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Hello Ladies,

My mom is Guyanese and my dad is Jamaican, while his dad is from st thomas and his mom is from st kitts. We are planning to have black cake as his grooms cake.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My mom’s family (from my grandfather’s side) is West Indian (from Jamaica & The Bahamas, but most family lives in The Bahamas). I don’t know anything about any West Indian traditions, so this thread is really interesting!

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