(Closed) English or Spanish ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Latino
  • poll: Should the ceremony be in English or Spanish?
    English : (12 votes)
    86 %
    Spanish : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    My husband and I are doing our Church ceremony bilingual.. so it will be in spanish and in english!

    I was also thinking of doing programs with each reading in spanish and english so if its being read in english the spanish speakers will follow along in  spanish.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Does everyone in your family also speak English? I think you should have the language that both you and your Fiance will understand 100%. You could add pieces of the other language in too, Like saying “I do” or your vows or something in the other language. You could also have a reading in the other language, but make sure your Fiance knows what it says! I think that would be a neat way to incorprate both

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Fi speaks sapnish but not well…all of our families understand spanish so we will be doing the ceremony in spanish but we wil say our vows in english since thats what Fiance and I speak to each other.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My friends did both.  bi-ling.  It was really a neat touch.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ok my fiance is Mexican, I’m white. Some of my fam speaks Spanish and MOG ONLY speaks Spanish (FOG too). Our officiant doesn’t speak Spanish so I think since we are doing personal vows, we will do them partly in Spanish. Fiance and I both speak fluent Spanish.

    I really want to do a mix to honor both sides of family and make everyone feel welcome and included. For example our DJ will be bilingual and we will do 50/50 Mexican banda and music in English.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m going to do english…Fiance doesn’t speak spanish and most his family doesn’t either.  my family speaks spanish and the pastor noooooo spanish. 

    I’m having mariachi’s, mexican food and dancing with my dad to a spanish song. oh and also doing a mix of music.  my DJ is mexican so he’ll play a variety.

    this is a hard one i’m not sure but in the end this is about you and your man. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    How about bilingual?  We found ourselves a bilingual priest, and our plan is to do one reading in English, the next in Spanish, etc, the vows in both languages, and any other miscellaneous prayers and such in English.  Basically, whatever is said in English, write it in Spanish on the program, and whatever is said in Spanish, write it in English.  That way no one misses out on anything, and both families get the benefit of having some things in their own language!  The only kicker for me is to learn my vows in Spanish now…

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    are his parents hispanic too? We are having ours in Spanish but that’s cause both of our parents speak spanish and we wanted to be meaningful for them as well. Good Luck!! Cool

     

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    we are puertorican and we are getting married in puerto rico. the ceremony will be in English because the reverend that we choose only speak english. all of our family speaks only spanish but they can understand some English so we arent worry.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would have the ceremony in English so he can definitely understand, but do one reading in English and one in Spanish and if you can, have a bilingual priest.

    Our wedding is in Spain and there will be some people who can’t speak English and some who can’t speak Spanish. We’re making fan programs and on one side everything will be in English, on the other side it will be in Spanish.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    If he isn’t 100% comfortable in Spanish, then I think your vows and what the minister says should be in English.  If you want to include some Spanish readings and stuff that would be fine, but he should be able to understand his vows and what is said to him without having to think about it too much, especially since he’ll likely be emotional and may find mentally translating to be a little harder in such a state 😉

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    I’m in same boat. I only know the prayers and such in Spanish, but I would make it a mixed mass somethings in Spanish some in English this way you have both. I would love my mom to do some of the readings in Spanish and some of his family do in English. Everyone would feel incorporated and you don’t have a worried silent moment when your Fiance is trying to translate things hah. My So mistranslated esto (this or that) for estado as in estado -stadium so I would def have a priest that can speak Eng/Spanish lol

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