(Closed) California/Spanish wedding

posted 8 years ago in Intercultural
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  • Wedding: August 2011

Ultimately, you have to work with what you’ve got.  We found a venue that said we could stay as late as we wanted, but the law won’t permit them to serve alcohol past 2 a.m., so that is when our party will probably end.  At first I was a little disappointed but the truth is that, at least in Mexico where Fiance is from, most people don’t stay all night.  Plus, there are things that Americans commonly do to extend the festivities (if not the party) that they don’t do in Mexico (and probably not in Spain)–such as Out of Town dinner before the wedding and a morning after brunch.  So that is how I’m making sure to have enough time with everyone while still treating them to an “American” wedding (albeit heavily influenced by Mexican traditions), which is after all what they came for.

So if I were you, I would have the reception and then an after party either at the hotel bar or somewhere else nearby if there are places that stay open later and then treat everyone to brunch the next day (assuming it’s in the budget).  That way you have a culturally appropriate solution that doesn’t appear to be cutting the party short.

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