(Closed) interacial couple… should we jump the broom?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Many people follow traditions belonging to their partner’s culture. Maybe you could ask around and see how his family would feel about following this one?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My fiance is african american as well and I am hispanic. We are jumping the broom. It’s a part of his culture that he wants to embrace on our special day so we are doing it! As long as that’s something he wants to do also, I think you guys should. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think it’s weird at all! I think it’s sweet and a great start to your marriage. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think if you guys want too you should. You should ask your Fi, if he is black but not African American he might not care or want too. I’ve never seen it, but my Dad’s family are black from the islands not African American. My friends who are African American haven’t done it also but maybe it is because I live on the east coast or maybe it’s going out of fashion or something. Either way if you want to go for it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@TwoCityBride:  African Americans do it as well. It originates from slavery here in the US where the only thing they had that would symbolize/dignify unity was jumping the broom since it was illegal for slaves to get married. I’ve seen it a couple times in African American weddings. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think jumping the broom is such a neat tradition. I’ve never been to a wedding where they have jumped the broom, however, I have seen lots of weddings on tv where they have done it and I think its great.  I say if your Fiance is interested in doing it, you should totally do it! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 I’ve heard of it and know the history, I simply meant it’s not a tradition for other black people with different cultural heritages, and my whole point is that perhaps its been kept more alive for African Americans with strong Southern Roots because I haven’t seen it much, that’s all.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

jumping the broom origininated in the united kingdom(wales to be specific) … and by no means is it just a race thing even though people make it seem as such. it might help to have the origin and meanings in your programs. my cousin did a very traditional welsh wedding here in the us and she had a guest ask her about the jumping the broom cerimony because they thought it was a race thing. my cousin was poliet and grabed the dj mic and explained the tradition, its origin and its meaning to her, to clear it up for guests that didn’t know.  if it means something to you do it. but i would help to educate your guests so they don’t try to give you unnessicary grief.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not jumping the broom, just a personal preference (and fear of falling on my face) and I’m black. Quickly reviewed that it was ok with FH (1/2 black 1/2 white) and agreed not to do it. If you both agree, go with it… AND PRACTICE THAT JUMP!!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

MY Fiance who is white was afraid of that too. But I told him since he was marrying me, he was now black by association and had no choice! lol. No he came around because it was important to me. It’s his wedding, he paid for the broom, he can jump over it. If anyone has a problem then it’s their bad.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@nicolejoshwed:  EXACTLY!!!!!!!! im trying to talk my Fiance into is as well..he feels the same as yours did.

I say go for it.. marriage is a UNION between 2 people and cultures… jump that broom baby!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i love that tradition too! i hope you do it. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you both want to do it, you should do it!  My Fiance is half black and half white, and I’m half asian and half white and we are incorporating aspects of all of our cultures into the ceremony!

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