Post # 1
We are getting married in Puerto Rico… all our family live in the island and speak Spanish as the primary language, we also will have some of our friends that they only speak English…
my mom found a reverend to marry us for FREE but he will do it in English because he dont speak Spanish…
i like the idea of saving the money because they usually charged $450-$600 for ceremony…
a lot of our family and friends know some English…
it is ok to have the ceremony in our second language (English)?? does it sound selfish that we decided not to do it in our native language just to save money??
Post # 3
I think it’s important for your guests to understand what is being said at the ceremony. If it’s going to be difficult for a lot of people to understand, I think you should spend the money. I think it probably depends on what you mean by your family understanding “some English”.
When my aunt got married the entire ceremony was in Ukranian. My grandparents, my father, and my aunts and uncles can speak Ukranian fluently, but I can’t – and I think a lot of other people at the wedding could not understand the ceremony. It’s very awkward and frustrating (and boring) to not understand what is being said.
Post # 4
when i mean some english is that they actually understand a lot but dont speak it… also i want my ceremony short and cute no longer than 20min…
Post # 5
We are having our ceremony in two languages. My Fiance is Swedish and all his family will be coming from Sweden and I am American so we found a Swedish church in LA and will be doing the ceremony in dual. We have not worked out exactly what parts will be on what except the vows for sure will be in English. I am not worried about people understanding because it will make it meaningful for us and it is our wedding!