Post # 1
So my Fiance and I chose a church where we will have our Catholic wedding ceremony in English
We come from hispanic background, but were both born here in the US. All of our family members understand English, but our parents, while understanding it, don’t speak it fluently.
I kinda feel bad for doing the ceremony in English, fearing they won’t be able to follow.
Post # 3
would it be too much to have someone speak English and also their language?
Post # 4
Could you do parts of it in both languages? Like maybe the readings or parts of your vows?
Post # 5
We could probably do the readings in both languages
Originally, I thought we should do it in english, since that is the language my Fiance and I mostly speak. I asked my mother about it before hand, and she didn’t have a problem. She said – you are the one getting married and it is important that you understand the mass.
I don’t think its a huge deal, but I just kind of feel like I should have considered a spanish church
Post # 6
I don’t think you should feel bad, I think you should definitely have the mass in your language. I just think it would be a nice touch to pay tribute to their language by doing some of it in spanish 🙂
Post # 7
agreed. I’ll talk with my Fiance about it and then talk to the priest when we meet with him this Thursday if we decide to go forward with this
Post # 8
I went to a quinceanera (15 b-day/latin tradition) where the mass was in spanish but the readings were in English and it was a beautiful little birthday ceremony. I know it’s a lot different than a wedding. I mean it’s your wedding how would you like it to be?
Post # 9
mine will mostly be in english, even though most of my and my parents guests will be korean… my pastor is korean american, so hopefully he’ll ease it over with a lil korean thrown in there… 🙂
Fiance is caucasian, and it DID NOT make sense for us to have the ceremony in korean!
Post # 10
first and foremost have the ceremony in a language both you and your FH understand. if you would like they can have a translator to echo your vows in spanish as well for the more fluent spanish speakers in the audience.
Post # 11
Mama knows best! I agree w/ her. YOU & YOUR FIANCE are the ones getting married. It’s most important that the language be in the language you both understand.