Post # 1
just checking if any one out there has some advice. i am an American, born and raised in the US…to indian muslim parents. I am currently engaged to an indian Hindu…and as expected there are concerns and upset parents on both sides. Neither of the two of us are particularly religious, but we want a ceremony that respects and honors both sides. thoughts???
Post # 3
Mmm i’m afraid I can’t fully help you as I don’t know enough about either to suggest on ways to include both religions as part of your ceremony. But a friend of mine who is Protestant married a Catholic, in her church local to her parents house where she grew up. So to include both religions they had the priest from the church and the Catholic family’s priest was at the church and performed a blessing so that the marriage was then recognised. I hope this helps in some way.
Post # 4
Can you do 2 ceremonies? I’ve heard of couples where 1 is Christian and 1 is Hindu and they do both ceremonies.
Post # 5
would your families be opposed to doing a nikka one night and then a hindu ceremony the next day? That way you can do your sangeet, mehndi, and receptions around both ceremonies.
Post # 6
I agree with ChutneyBee. If you are lookng to keep both ceremonies on the same day, most Hindu ceremonies take place in the day time and they have evening receptions. So you could make a day out of it and have a luncheon Hindu Ceremony with all the typical traditions. You could also just do a lovely Hindu ceremony at a temple to avoid the food part of it as well, depending on your budget. Then, as a lot of musllim ceremonies are done, in the evening have a traditional nikka and move on the the reception.
It’s tough to do one ceremony and include both religions,since they are so different. You might also have some problems with the Hindu fire requirement at your chosen location, as I have seen some of my friends encounter this problem. But, most other traditions like sangeet, mehndi, etc. can be easily incorporated to make everyone happy. I also had a friend who just did a civil ceremony to avoid all religious issues. Hope that helps. Good Luck.
Post # 7
Agree with nikaz. You can separate the two ceremonies out over day and evening.
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