Calling all Portuguese Bees – Unite here :-)

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Hi! I’m here!!

I’ve searched the bee before using key words such as ‘portugal / portuguese’ but nothing ever came up :/

I was born in Portugal, now living in Australia. Mum is from Tras os Montes & dad from Porto. They are over there now actually .. & i’m super jealous.

Fiance has asked that i ‘review the guest list please’ as he comes to terms with the portuguese culture. lol

It’s nice to know that someone else is out there!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@couawilou:  Hi! We are trying to incorporate ‘portuguese-ness’. So far we have decided on having some portuguese music that the oldies would love. Going o have to pay extra to have ‘more food!!’, some of which will be the mandatory seafood, since our favors will be coffee & tea, the paper bags will be stamped ‘cafe & cha’, our table numbers will actually be cities – which will be those where family have travelled from (Firvidas, Montalegre, Porto etc.) …. mm…

I would have loved the rancho, (i was involved in it for about 10 years!) but there are no groups in the city I live in.

What else??

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@couawilou:  Ops, i thought i replied to this!

Your invites look great! I’d like ot have some in portuguese, if it doesnt cost any extra to get them printed i think i will – my avos would love it.

The accordion? That is awesome. We’ll be sticking to ipod though…

We are having kids but only because the wedding will be a destination wedding for my side – alhtough we haven’t got many …maybe 10 or so? Although i couldn’t imagine my parents agreeing to a kids – free wedding even if i wanted to! How about you?

Are you doing the auction of the tie? Still considering this one…

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

hello I’m not portuguese ,but my love is I’m not familar with the portuguese wedding tradations and was wanting abit of help could you ladies help me out with some ideas so I may find a way include them thank you for much for your time and I hope to hear from you soon

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@Angelwinged:  What kind of things were you considering? Food? Entertainment? Language?

Having seafood is very traditional, maybe include portuguese wine? Have portuguese music? Or saying Thank you in portuguese to your guests….

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

saying thank you in portegese would be nice but, I was looking for somthing to include in the cermony or a tradation at the reception like the money shoe

 

Post # 14
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi Ladies, hope its ok to post this here, I could really use the help of some Portuguese bees! I’m going to be wedding dress shopping in Lisbon and have no idea where to go. Any advice? I only have a weekend so would love to hear your recs! Thanks much. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Angelwinged:  I know its been a little bit since you post but I can let you know a little. My mother is portuguese but we’re not incorporating a lot of the traditions because we’re basically a culture mash between the two of us (Portuguese, French, Lebanese, American and then it as an asian flair just to be completely messed up)

The main item to make it more “Portuguese” is the midnight seafood buffet. This is very traditional. It includes items such as shrimp, crab, baby lobster etc. In an even more Potuguese one it will have cod and shrimp crockets.

There is normally a seafood course at a Portugese wedding or you can opt for the traditional soup of Cald Verd (excuse my spelling, I don’t speak Portugese myself aside from a few words) which is basically a collard green soup.

Another item can be a whole roast pig. There’s a HUGE festival for Portugese folks, loosly translated to “The Killing Of the Pig Festival” where they auction off parts of whole pigs and they display the carcases. I wouldn’t recommend that as it’ll detract from the appeal if not all your guests understand, but if you had a roast pig on display to be eaten that’d be really cool too. Normally the drunkards end up putting a tie or glasses or hat on the Pig and take funny photos πŸ˜›

Aside from the moneyshoe I don’t know a lot of traditions that are actual acts, so I’d probably stick with some kind of food. It’ll most likely make his family happy and give a sense of comfort. You can also include Portuguese Wine, or the custard desserts (Pasteis De Nata)

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

thank you for replying I think we’ll do some of that we are a mash up as well we have at least six cultures we have to make happy and celbrate. So I understand : )

Post # 17
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hi All! 1st generation American from 2 Portuguese parents! I speak fluently and visit frquently as most of my family still resides there. I am actually getting married there next summer. 

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