(Closed) BLACK Woman and JAPANESE Man ADVICE!!!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

In my opinion a wedding doesn’t need a theme or a show to be fun.

Your theme is fusion of your cultures so what are you bringing from your culture?

Good food, great music and some alcohol are all people need for a good time. Maybe you could incorporate dessert or music from your culture?

As far as colours go – Do you have attendings? What colour are your BMs wearing? What colour are your flowers? These answers will help you choose your linen colours.

Don’t worry about it too much!

Post # 5
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oooh, where in Japan do you live?  I lived in Ehime-ken for two years.

One of my good American friends married a Japanese woman over there.  One of the ways they combined cultures was through the music.  They had a Christian ceremony with a few Japanese hymns as well as traditional English ones.  They just handed out the katakana pronunciations so the bride’s side of the family could follow along.  

You could also do something cool with the favors.  Depending on where you’re from, you could give out something famous from your area.  When I needed omiyage after visiting home, I gave out Texas pecans.  You could also try to blend it with your fiance’s local specialty.  If it were me getting married, I might ask him to think of his favorite Japanese recipe that uses hot peppers (not many, I know, but there are a few spicy dishes from the Fukuoka area!), and then give out dried jalapeno peppers for people to use.

You could also get engagement photos taken wearing both clothing styles.  You could get one set done with both of you wearing formal kimonos, then do another with normal clothing.  

During the ceremony, you could try and take a small tradition from each culture that has meaning for you.  For example, you could each drink the sake nine times like at a Japanese wedding, then, if you were Jewish, you could drop the sake cups and crush them under your feet.  I don’t know what traditions are important in your family, but maybe you have something like that that you could do.

I hope that gives you some ideas!

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