(Closed) Scared of the Culture Clash

posted 9 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

AT my wedding we played mostly Spanish music, the merengue since it’s easiest to dance to.  My husband is originally from Wisconsin, I call him white bread.  I’m dominican American, and our guests were from all over, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Hispanic, white and we had a great DJ and open bar and the dance floor was always full. 

Post # 4
19 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m terrified as well!  We have a very distinct population that will be attending our wedding.  My family is very Hispanic in traditions, are loud, love to party and drink and have a good time by dancing and extending the party until the wee hours.

His family is more conservative and proper.  Some are religious and aren’t too much into the partying, drinking, staying up late business.

Then our friends don’t quite fit into this mix either.  I don’t know how this is going to work out. Undecided

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Think of it as a way to intermingle cultures and introduce each family to new things. At least that is my perspective. We’re not interacial but come from different sides of the Atlantic and there is a language barrier. Hie side (the Europeans) are suprised our venue won’t let us stay until 4am (we suggested a hotel after party) and my aunt has suggested a dry reception (beer and wine will be on the menu) so I can already see differences in celebration styles coming out. However, we are excited to incorporate different traditions and some of our friends have already expressed their interest to be part of an “American” wedding. For me, when my parents met his extended family I was really nervous but that went well and eased my nerves for the wedding. I guess in the worst case scenario, our friends will stick to their own groups but that happens at any wedding where there are high school friends and college friends and family members who have never met before. Maybe you cna get your parents and a couple of close aunts and uncles together oone evening before the wedding, have a BBQ or do something casual and let them get to know each other so they will be friends by the wedding.

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