(Closed) The mexican and the white girl!

posted 6 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ahigg396:  I don’t know anything about Mexican wedding traditions, but I love your hair and the two of you are a beautiful couple!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ms. Carabiner, I second that!  You two make a gorgeous couple.

 

I, too, am married to a man from a different culture (he’s Turkish, I’m French American).  We are actually having 2 separate weddings (we’re already married, so technically it’s 3 weddings total, but our first was a civil ceremony in city hall followed by a nice dinner with family) because neither of us is willing to give up having a traditional wedding in our own country!

For this reason, we aren’t blending tradition so much in either or the ceremonies/receptions.  We will likely have some traditional turkish folk dancers at our wedding (my husband is a dancer/dance teacher and they will likely perform at the NY wedding) but other than that, it’s pretty American all the way. Our life together is very much colored by both cultures (language, friends, practices, foods, etc) but our weddings will likely have touches of each other’s culture (turkish delight as favors? ummmm. yes.)

 

But your wedding sounds lovely. I love the nods to mexican culture.

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i’m in the same situation lol, are you doing ceremony in english and spanish or just spanish, i can’t decide i might just have spanish/english programs explaining the ceremonies (lazzo and arras). I’m also considering mariachis! good luck to you and yours!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ahigg396:  Same here almost! haha My situation is vice-versa FH is white and I’m hispanic. My mom is the one handling all the Mexican traditions since I know nothing about it. So far we’re using the lazo, las arras, and and el baile de las canastas. We’re not serving fajitas though.

@julyybaby13: I wanted just a DJ, but FH wants mariachis so I think we’re having them. As far as the ceremony I’m not sure yet, but the programs are .going to be some in Spanish and some in English as well as the invitations.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ahigg396: 

I’m italian and my Fiance is half Filipino and half Portuguese. We are doing the Filipino wedding tradition of the arras, as well as the rope and pining of the veil….obviously similar to your mexican wedding traditions. Interesting how Spanish colonization of the Philippines has left behind long standing traditions.

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

ahigg396 I think we’re going to do half and half on the ceremony too, and i wasn’t sure about doing mariachis for the actual ceremony but my FH thought that was weird so we decided doing them during the reception i don’t want to scare his family off too soon haha! where did you ladies get your arras from? 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ahigg396: haha you can sure borrow her anytime you might just need a translator haha Is that the dance were every one makes a bridge and bride and groom go through it? My mom has mentioned that a Mexican wedding has goparents for certain things, but I don’t know if that’s exactly if that’s a route I will be taking.

 

@julyybaby13:  I don’t know where I’m getting them from. I might just buy them at Amazon though. They actually have some nice ones, at least that’s what I think. I know there’s little Mexican shops near my area where I can stop by and look around though so that’s my second option.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ahigg396:  my husband and i are both mexican, so i’m not in your exact situation, but he’s first generation american and i’m third generation american, so there’s still a little bit of cultural difference. he has a a lot of family (including his parents) who only speak spanish. my family is pretty much bilingual. i understand spanish, but speaking it is a little harder for me (but i do try). i love my culture and wanted to incorporate it as much as i could. these are the things we did:

our invitation was in english, but we found a spanish wedding quote to include on it and we used a variation of the same quote in our ceremony programs.

our ceremony was in english, but we had our ceremony musician sing songs in spanish when possible.

we had mariachis at the reception. if there is a mexican folklorico dance group in your area, you could also look into having them perform during the cocktail hour or dinner. i used to do folklorico and have danced for family weddings and it’s always a hit. in fact, at my wedding, when the mariachi played one of the songs i used to dance to, i went out there and danced with my cousin (who’s also a folklorico dancer). it was awesome πŸ™‚

we decorated with papel picado. 

we had a bride and groom calavera cake topper.

we served chile verde, barbacoa, rice and beans for dinner.

i hope that helps. your wedding sounds like it’s going to be awesome πŸ™‚

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