(Closed) Pindu wedding ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: April 2010

Where do both families live? Is everybody local?

We had two ceremonies because we had to have our weddings in both India and in the U.S. If my husband’s family resided in the U.S., we probably still would have done two seperate ceremonies, but had them on the same day and then had a hybrid reception. (Mixture of foods, dancing, etc. for both cultures)

 

Post # 5
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Well, which way are you and your fiance leaning? Do you like the idea of one ceremony or two seperate ceremonies? I personally would have two so that I could wear both the Indian and American dresses and have two seperate officiants, etc. But if you like the idea of having just one ceremony in which you can incorporate Catholic and Hindu customs, go for it! Plus, you can always wear one dress for the ceremony, then a second dress for the reception!

Post # 6
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Hi Dub D,

Here are some ideas to incorporate both ceremonies:

1) Have 2 officiants or have an interfaith officiant who will speak to both cultures. Make sure the officiants explain the meanings behind the religious rituals.

2) Have the ceremony in a non-religious venue (outdoors, reception hall, etc).

3) Combine the rituals. Do the seven rounds around a fire and exchange vows and rings afterwords instead of garlands. Or have a bharat come to the church.

Hope that helps!

Good luck!


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