(Closed) A Destination Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

a bali wedding? SO EXCITING. 🙂

if there is a way you could have an MC that spoke english and mandarin, that would be the best, so he or she can toggle the languages and everyone can follow along. OR, you can have a duo, one that speaks english and one that speaks mandarin and they can do it together.

as for DJ/music, i’d recommend some classics – frank sinatra, jazz, beatles, elvis, motown, etc, etc…songs and styles that are widely recognized around the world. plus, they NEVER go out of style and are easy to dance to.

third, for monetary registries, we opted for hatchmyhouse.com and it worked great.

good luck!!!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

i agree that getting one or two DJs that speak both languages is best.  For my wedding ceremony, we had a French interpreter that sat with my husbands parents as they only speak French, but the ceremony was in English.

As for the gift registry, i might opt for a honeymoon registry as opposed to just a cash one. some people have issues with asking for money directly, so at least with a honeymoon registry, its set up so that they can choose to donate money for the overall cost of your honeymoon or for specific activities/items for during your honeymoon.  i used http://www.honeymoonwishes.com and i loved how it was set up, i definitely recommend it.

Post # 6
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Same suggestions as above…but wanted to also suggest that you get booklet-style programs with both English and Mandarin translations for the ceremony part–and maybe even have explanations for any traditions that are specific to each culture so that those unfamiliar with those traditions can get the full understanding/meaning to them. 

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