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Fusion wedding

Roopchandwedding, on August 19, 2020 at 3:14 AM Posted in Planning 0 8
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For those having a fusion wedding, how are you incorporating different cultural/religious customs into one celebration?


Particularly African American / Caribbean Indian fusion wedding

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Latest activity by Jeanette, on September 24, 2020 at 7:35 AM
  • Margaret
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  • Alyssa
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    Alyssa ·
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    I don’t have any insight into your particular fusion, but my fiancé and his family are Mexican from CA and I am a midwestern white girl ❤️ We are from very different backgrounds and cultures but have found that they can blend together awesomely. To incorporate his culture into our wedding, we are having a mariachi band play during the cocktail hour and have hired a bilingual DJ, who will be playing both English music and Mexican classics, and have made sure that his families favorites are on our list. We’ll also be choosing some Mexican inspired dishes as some of our Hors d’ourveus. We’ll also most likely have a short nondenominational prayer/blessing to bring together all beliefs that happen to be there.
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  • Jeanette
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    Jeanette ·
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    I don't have insight for your particular situation, but my fiancé is born and raised in China and we now work in Europe. We're all about fusion. Although we will have a separate Chinese wedding to fully embrace his culture, at the first (and legal) wedding in the States we're still going to incorporate some Chinese traditions and culture.

    For example, we'll have a western ceremony but with a mini tea ceremony during it.
    The decor is entirely based around old chinoiserie but I'll be avoiding too many white flowers because they're often used in funerals. The main dishes of the buffet are Chinese because we both love the food, and I mostly cook very Asian meals at home. And my dress is an American designer, but I searched for shapes are reminiscent of a qipao. But for the most part, the wedding will be the usual setup of getting ready, ceremony, cocktails, buffet, dancing... Which is not the same as a Chinese wedding. The following year for the Chinese wedding, they will also be thoughtful of me (so thankfully no performing or karaoke for me 😂).
    Good luck incorporating both of your families. ❤️
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Food, music, attire, and favors are all easy places to feature your cultures! I think it's all about balance and figuring out what traditions you and your families care about including the most! Smiley heart

    We also have some helpful tips on planning a wedding with multicultural influences you can check out: 11 Tips to Help You Plan a Multicultural Wedding and Multicultural Wedding Planning IRL: How One Couple Nailed It.

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  • Roopchandwedding
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    Roopchandwedding ·
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    Those are some great ideas. So far we have been trying to incorporate a little of both of our cultures / religions in to each day- since we are having a multi day wedding.
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  • Roopchandwedding
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    Roopchandwedding ·
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    Lynnie, thank you! I will definitely check it out.
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    Roopchandwedding ·
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    Those are some great ideas. No karaoke! Why not? Your wedding sounds like it will have a nice balance of incorporating both cultures that way your guest get to experience both cultures in a tasteful way. That is what we are looking to achieve. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Jeanette
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    No karaoke for me because I am a godawful singer 😂 but thank you! And I hope you'll find that tasteful balance also. 💕
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