(Closed) Who Knew..?

posted 7 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my husband is indian and we ended up having two ceremonies. our “western” one was on saturday and our “indian” one was on sunday. if you need to combine them, you could probably just research traditions for both christian and indian weddings and pick out the ones that are most important to you. like you said, you can wear the red dress, have a christian ceremony, serve indian food, but still have a first dance/parents dance, etc.

Post # 5
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i don’t think it would be a circus at all! i think for the most part people like being exposed to other cultures and religions. you could probably incorporate a lot of the “indian-feel” through colors. most indian weddings are really bright and colorful. so maybe you can just find decorations in bright colors like reds, oranges, pinks and blues?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would really suggest just talking to a few people from the Indian community. I promise you that they are usually so greatful to know that someone outside of their community is interested in incorporating thier customs and culture in their day. I am sure that you FI’s parents or aunties would be willing to talk to you about customs.

Also, I am not sure where in Ontario you are located but if you are in the GTA there are tons of south asian run banquet halls that are affordable and allow catering.

One thing you could do so that your guests don’t feel overwhelemed is to explain to them what is going on in the program. For instant, why are you wearing a red dress? Someone outside of that culture would have no idea why, but if you explain it in the program it will bring clarity.

Is there anything in particular you are curious about?
 

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