Post # 32
Yay our own board! I am Japanese and my fiance is Laotian.
Talk about two asian cultures are totally dissimilar. For the most part we’ll have a Western style wedding but incorporate bits of our culture: sake-cask breaking during the reception, Laotian weddnig dance, chocolate truffle favors to reflect the flavors of our cultures. The day after our wedding we’ll have a small Lao wedding ceremony (bacii) at our house.
Post # 33
SO excited there’s a board for me! I was really getting sad that my wedding wouldn’t be able to incorporate my Chinese(cantonese) traditions in it!
My FH is American and I’m Chinese. While this is extremely common, I don’t know what else to do in terms of incorporating my culture into the western outdoor wedding!! I tried food but my chinese caterer declined so now I’m stuck with going 100% American food. My colors are pink, green, brown, and white so there goes the ‘red’ idea! (I could use pink though- it’s a variation). I MAY have a little tea ceremony but I genuinely don’t know how it’ll match my decor and reception food!
Do any of you guys know what else I can incorporate my culture into the wedding details? I am at a loss! My whole theme is rustic, outdoorsy, and whimsical.
Post # 34
Angrybunni, those are some of my colors too! How funny! My folks were not strict on the red color, but at least I have pink and gold. Pink is a “shade of red” as my grandmother said. Do you think maybe you could still have something printed with the double happiness character? I was thinking of having something like that. I might also have to include my fiance’s Japanese background, so instead of the traditional toast that you do for each table, we might have the banzai. Maybe you could still do the toast. Are you wearing a qipao (cheongsam)?
Post # 35
Hello everyone 🙂 I’m 100% korean and my fiance is 100% white. 🙂 We haven’t set a wedding date yet but is tentatively set for June 2011. We might have it in April or May and on a Sunday instead of Saturday, since Saturdays are so expensive! We are definitly on a budget. I don’t think we will have a paebaeck or tea ceremony. I do want to wear a hanbok sometime during the reception. Also, I want korean food at the reception, maybe pasta and steak or something. I am not sure what other kinds of food we want. We haven’t really looked into venues yet but hopefully we’ll find a place that’s affordable and will let use outside catering.
Post # 36
I’m Chinese and my Fiance is not asian. We’re doing a tea ceremony during the rehearsal dinner – a bit unusual, but it just works better for timing since my wedding ceremony and reception are at different locations. We’ll have a simple western ceremony (non-religious) followed by a chinese banquet in a restaurant. I wasn’t sure how much of my chinese culture I would incorporate into my wedding, but it seems like it’s going more chinese than western. My parents have been pretty relaxed on most things and are pretty much leaving it to me and my Fiance on what we want to do.
Post # 37
Hello hello! Bumping this thread 🙂
I’m 100% Korean, as is my fiance. We have an engagement period of 1-3 years, but we hope to get married in 2012. Our wedding will be held in Korea with a paebaek and small reception. The wedding ceremony will be broadcast live over the net for our friends who can’t fly halfway around the world lol. After a 2 week honeymoon, we’ll return to the States and have our official reception. 🙂
Post # 38
I am from Taiwan and my husband to be is a white boy from midwest…we got engaged three days ago and are planing for a December wedding in Colorado. Although I can’t be happier, I am also a bit stressed out about the fact that my family and relatives are all in Asia and most of them don’t speak English (including my parents, who never visited the US). As we are having a wedding reception in Taiwan next spring, the wedding in Colorado will be 100% American style. Does anyone have similar experience or advice on accommodating guests who don’t speak English? I would like them to be able to enjoy my wedding just as much as others especially for such a long trip.
Post # 39
hello! I’m Taiwanese and my fiancee is a Cantonese guy who thinks he’s Italian. We are planning to get married in 2011 and are unsure of whether it will be a chinese reception or a western style reception. More likely we’ll have an asian/western hybrid wedding