(Closed) SA Fusion Brides (Hindu Catholic in my case) – How are you structuring it?

posted 8 years ago in South Asian
Post # 4
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sheera, is this an option?

Early afternoon = A-S ceremony, light refreshments for an hour-ish (tea etc.), then Hindu ceremony followed by cocktails & dinner.

Will you have enough time to change between the ceremonies if its only an hour gap? That’s the main issue I can see, but then you’ll be dressed appropriately for the doli at the end of the evening. I’ve attended a wedding like that & it worked well, though it was a really long day.  That’s why I sort of like your option 2 – there’s a break where you & your guests can get a bit of a break, change if they want to etc.

Post # 6
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sheera: I think you’e right to move the ceremony earlier so you have enough time for pictures & to change. One thing – if you do the ceremony at Noon, what will your plans be for lunch for your guests? They might expect to be fed given the timing.

Post # 8
671 posts
Busy bee

This is what we are doing! We are having a small Hindu ceremony on Friday MORNING with a tea and coffee bar and passed hors d’oeuvres ONLY. On Saturday we will be having the night reception and church wedding.

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Karissa, that morning timing seems like a good solution if you are having two ceremonies. I like the idea of offering tea & something for prasad after the hindu ceremony in the morning.

Sheera, that timing could also work for your western ceremony, and I think there’s no necessity to offer refreshments if that’s the morning timing. I have to admit I’m thankful we’ve only got one ceremony to plan – we’re probably going to do a morning ceremony (baraat at 10:30 or so), followed by lunch & then doli at 2 pm ish. The logistics of 2 aren’t easy – good luck with whatever you decide.

Post # 11
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It sounds like you want two, separate, full ceremonies. Would you consider combining them? We are simply combining the essential elements of both into one hour-long ceremony, which simplifies our lives somewhat. I am wearing a sari and he will probably wear a suit. We are also doing a western courthouse wedding a few days earlier for which I’ll wear the white dress — but this is immediate family only.

Someone told me that if you have the Catholic one before noon, which can traditionally be followed with a cake-and-punch reception, you could then feed people the main meal after the Hindu one later in the day.

Post # 12
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sheera: My fiance will be having 2 ceremonies in 1 day (Christian/Hindu). We are having the Christian ceremony at 11am, followed by a light lunch, and will be having the Hindu Ceremony around 4-4:30, followed by the cocktail hour and reception. Hopefully it should work for us and give us enough time to take pics and get changed in between ceremonies. It is also very helpful that we are having both the ceremonies and the reception all at the same venue. Good luck!

Post # 13
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ours – on the same day as yours 🙂 though I’m Catholic and he’s Hindu 

Catholic ceremony at church 11 AM 1.5 hrs

Hosted luncheon at hotels for guests while we take pictures and change – one Indian one American. Downside is church is 15 min away from second site.

Hindu ceremony 4:30 1.5 hrs

Dinner and Dancing to Follow at location of Hindu ceremony

Post # 14
13 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hope this is helpful!

My husband is jewish and I’m Hindu, and we got married in November. Everything went amazingly well.Here”s what we did:

10:00 AM Baarat

10:30 AM Hindu ceremony

Noon Hindu buffet lunch (worked out pretty cheap)., you could do light refreshments during the ceremony instead.

5:30 PM Jewish Ceremony

6:30 PM Cocktail hour

7:30 Reception – plated dinner

Everything started ridiculously on time, and we definitely need the gap between the two ceremonies for not only changing, but for pictures! Since there are two sets of outfits, each one requires a photo session, so make sure you leave time for both. If you need any advice or help, please feel free to message.



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