(Closed) What language ?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What language to have the vows?
    English (which everyone speaks) : (16 votes)
    89 %
    FHs first language (which I speak, my family and some of our friends do not) : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Will the vows be traditional ones that you repeat after the person marrying you or is he writing his own?

    I don’t think it’s rude to have it in his own language but maybe a translation could be provided for those who do not speak it?

    Post # 4
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    533 posts
    Busy bee

    Can you both do the vows in English and then  both repeat the vows a second time in the other language? (Or vice versa.)

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Obviously I don’t know what language you’re talking about or where you are, but in the UK where we got married it was compulsory to have the legal part in English. We had my Mother-In-Law and some friends whose first language is French and my family who only speak English. We did the whole ceremony in English but wrote the entire thing in a bilingual order of service. My Mother-In-Law was really pleased and said for her it was the difference between watching and feeling part of it.

     

    I guess another important question is how do you feel about saying your vows in a language which isn’t your own?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    nedville:  Well why not have that written in English so they know what’s being said? I just think it will be nice to have a bit of his language – but that’s just me! I love hearing other languages. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We’re doing a bilingual wedding and are pretty much choosing yourselves which part goes in what language. But in my case the “acknowledgement” (ie. I now declare you bit) has to be in Swedish, as we’re getting married in Sweden. So half the guests or so won’t understand ๐Ÿ˜› 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    nedville:  I’ll have to translate everything, and have an order of service in which everything is in Swedish on one side and English on the other. None of the native English speakers understand Swedish, and several of the Swedes don’t speak English. 

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