Post # 1
I’m filipina and my fiance is Irish and we would like to incorporate some filipino traditions in our wedding. The thing is he is not catholic and I think most of the filipino traditions i.e. rope/coins/sponsors are mostly done in a catholic religion.
We are not getting married in a church. Is there something I can incorporate in our non-traditional/non-catholic wedding that can still represent the filipino culture?
Not thinking about the money dance.
Post # 3
filipino cocktail hour? serve like lumpia, bbq sticks, mini turuns/banana q, etc? aside from food i can’t think of any other traditions that you haven’t listed aside from candle sponsors, but it would be weird to have candle sponsors and not rope, coin and veil sponsors. If you ask, maybe you could have to sponsors even though your not getting married in a church?
Post # 4
what about having your man wear a barong tagalog?
Post # 5
I’m not Catholic and we’re doing the veil and cord at our ceremony! We’re also doing the godparents/sponsors.
Post # 6
Thanks Bees! Well Fiance and I had a talk about what we can do and his fear is that our outside ceremony is only 30 minutes and if we incorporate the arras/rope/veil that will be our whole ceremony. I understand completely if he is a little hesitant but it’s important to me. I can’t do filipino cocktail hour because our venue does not allow any outside food during our reception. So the venue is catering our dinner.
I honestly think that we can’t do it. So I figured during the reception, hire some filipino dancers for entertainment. Yeah, I’m not sure how much this will cost me but it was an idea.
Him wearing a barong, although I would love for him too, he is very traditional.
hmmm. what to do, maybe I should just scratch the idea?!?
Post # 7
@NVMox2480: Yeah our ceremony will most likely run around 40 mins long with the veil and cord. The barong is a good idea and I’m sure people would like seeing him in one!
It’s kind of hard to think of ideas if there are a lot of restrictions right?
Post # 8
I had an outdoor ceremony and we incorporated the cord, veil, and coins and it was only 20 minutes total for the whole ceremony. I had two readings and our officiant had a 2 minute “homily.” I think you’ll be fine if you fit that in!
Post # 8
Bumping this cause I’m filipino and my fiancé is Irish lol.