Post # 1
I wonder if there is anybody on the forum who is from another country and who had the wedding there.
I am a foreigner and my fiancee is American. Since I want to have most of my family at the wedding, we decided to have it in my home town. His family from the States will be coming too, along with some of our friends. I wonder, however, how to make the reception fun yet capture the wedding traditiions of both countries.
If anybody had such an experience, I would appreciate any feedback.
Post # 3
Hi! Were an international couple as well! FH is in the UK and Im in the US. I think it would be really easy and very special if you incorporated traditions from both countries. What type of traditions are you thinking about? Maybe if you give us some ideas we can help you figure out how to incorporate them!
Post # 4
I am from Australia and my Fiance is South African. Currently living in South Africa but planning our Australian wedding. The ‘traditions’ regarding weddings in our countries are very similar..
We are considering including guneia foul feathers in his corsage (i saw that idea on here). Its a south african bird so thats a little part of South Africa. Also if we decide on a candy buffett we are going to stock up on lots of South African sweets to bring in the South African side. I am sure will think of other things as well.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
I’m Canadian and my fiance is Korean. We live in Korea and are having a traditional Confucian wedding in Seoul and a wedding in Canada. We’ve decided not to mix traditions but rather have different ceremonies. However, we are working on ways to include my mum and sister in the Korean ceremony and his best friend and parents into the Canadian ceremony. Oh…and we’re trying to find a way to incorporate a bagpiper into a very traditional Korean wedding which I’m very excited about!
Where are you from and what kinds of traditions are you interested in including in both cultures?
Post # 6
we considered it briefly but because of costs and planning (his US family would have to get visas) dropped the idea quickly. we both wanted to have a tropical wedding, so to me it seemed a good compromise, to have it in a thrid location.
one idea that I really liked at a reception of my good friend (she is Slovak and he is American) was having a slide show of pictures of them growing up, and ending with pictures from their wedding in Slovakia (this reception was in the States). Even though most giuests knew both groom and bride those pictures gave great insight into their bavkgrounds and culturues i thought it was so personal and touching!
Post # 7
Hey! I’m from the states but living with my husband in the UK. First tip, buy your wedding dress in America. Try it on here, and buy it online from an American retailer. I found mine for $786 with a free veil and tiara, it was 950 pounds here. Crazy. Also, I suggest buying as much stuff as you can in America. It is SO much cheaper. PM me if you want the names of some bridal shoppes that work online via the US. International shipping isn’t even that bad. One thing Americans do that my husband never heard of was tossing the garter to the men like women toss the bouquet. They sometimes do a dollar dance but that is a controversial topic with some people. This is where the guest would pin or stick money in your dress for the honour of dancing with you. Some people find this insulting. I didn’t do one but I was getting married in Majorca where everyone had to pay to travel so I thought it would be rude. Americans don’t have tons of traditions but you should ask your fiancee’s family about their roots. Maybe they’re Irish or Native American and you could incorporate some of that. What part of the UK are you from? I’m in Cambridgeshire. I hope this helped and feel free to email me at [email protected]
Post # 8
I FORGOT!!!! We do bridal showers. It’s essentially a big party for you and your girls to do girly things and for you to get house-type gifts.