Post # 1
I am a Haitian and am getting married. I am trying to think of ways BESIDES music to infuse from Haitian culture into the wedding. While my family is Catholic our ceremony will be in the religion of my fiance. I thought about offering Kremas as a signature cocktail or wedding favors. I also thought about Haitian vanilla Extract?? Any thoughts, ideas?
Post # 3
I’m not going to be very helpful but I just wanted to say I LOVE!!!! Tostones! Lol
but good luck
Post # 4
Well our music is one of the BEST things.. Maybe some fritay as appetizers- marinade, akra, banann peze. That could be nice. I think Kremas might be a little much for your signature cocktail, but it could be a good “nightcap”. Incorporating the food could be really good. Maybe a poem or a reading about love, either originally in KReyol or translated. Or a Haitian quote made into a decorative sign so you could put in your home after the wedding. Maybe a Scripture.
Post # 5
@sweetcocoanut: Thanks for thoughts. I had thought about banann perze during the cocktail hour weeks ago! Thanks for reminding me. The hotel has a fixed menu but they did say the chef would work with you and the area we are getting married has a good size Haitian population so he might be familiar.
Post # 6
I was in the same situation last year girl! My cousin served cremass and everybody loved it girl, so go for it!!!
Post # 7
Are you going to buy the cremass or have someone make it for you? I’m willing to travel to NYC to buy some. I just don’t know anyone who would….or could…make enough as favors.
Post # 7
Hey there! I’m actually getting married in Haiti and am working on something similar 🙂 You’ve already thought of food, music and favors. My friends/family love Haitian vanilla (maybe that and almond essence?) and we’ve thought about Haitian chocolate as well (in celo bags with a cute tag that has instructions, maybe even with a few anis stars includes), kremas is cool too, I love it over vanilla ice cream if that’s an option for you (even mini kremas milk shakes as a late night sort of thing – or just on ice haha), if you could get your hands on Prestige, that would be great to serve, also we’re incorporating metalwork art into our decor (our monogram in metalwork to rope off the aisle, cocktail tables with metalwork words like “love” “renmen” and “l’amour,” you could also sing a congregational hymn or do a scripture reading in Creole…. Thise are just a few ideas. Hope they’re helpful. I’d love to hear what you end up going with (and see pictures of course), I know it will be beautiful! 🙂
Post # 8
Tostones: I am also Haitian and my fiancé and I having the hardest time to incorporate the culture into the whole wedding since some of our guest speak only English. we just find out our venu can make some fritay for the cocktail hour and our DJ is Haitian and we going to have alot of compa playing
i think kremas is to strong for favors
Post # 9
where are you from? What is your hubbys nationality? We are from nyc both haitian… So we are just doing music and as favors barbancourt haitian rum little bottles.