- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Half of my fiance’s family is from Venezuela and we are expecting maybe 10 or so family members from there to come to the wedding. Everyone speaks English to some extent except his abuela (grandmother) doesn’t speak as much as the rest. I want to make sure that they feel included in the wedding.
I was thinking that when I do invitations (haven’t decided yet if buying or DIY) I could have theirs done in Spanish as well as a few programs. Any other ideas you can share? Since they are coming so far, they will be invited to the rehearsal dinner which I already said is not a big deal (due to the fact that my aunts/uncles/cousins will not be invitied to that). They are coming a long way to share this special day with us so it makes sense for them to join and they didn’t want to make his abuela feel awkward being basically the only hispanic there, besides my Future Father-In-Law.
Originially my Future Mother-In-Law was pushing for a spanish ceremony but with only 10 out of 150 guests being spanish speakers, I don’t think that makes sense. Plus we will be married by my grandparents’ friend, our old priest, and he doesn’t speak spanish. Oh and even though my fiance is half spanish, his dad never really taught the kids so my fiance doesn’t even speak much of it.
So any other suggestions and ideas are much appreciated! thanks!