You’ve finally decided to settle down next to the most wonderful person on the planet, and you set a date for your Big Day! There is so much to do, from picking the right venue and trying to book your favorite band, to trying to talk the price of those flowers down.
With all that on your mind, the last thing you want to think about is the fact that you somehow have to make a multicultural wedding work. Unfortunately, this has to be one of the topmost entries on your to-do list, especially if your romance is interracial.
Interracial romance is a wonderful thing because you have more than one country and more than one town that you can call ‘home’, and the best part is that interracial babies are the most adorable babies in the whole wide world. However, when it comes to your Big Day, both the bride’s and the groom’s side want to see their cultures equally represented. And that is putting it lightly.
Your best bet is to follow our simple yet killer tricks that will knock everyone’s socks off and give you a wedding that you’ve always dreamed of.
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Trick #1: Make a Surprise for His Family
Yes, his family wants a bunch of songs from their country to be played at your wedding. And yes, some of them will try and bust traditional dance moves on the dance floor. They may even wear traditional attire to the wedding, which is totally understandable. However, if you really want to make them feel like they are a part of the wedding, and that you truly wish to be a part of their family, surprise them by learning to sing a song they all like or by learning a few basic steps of that traditional dance. If you want to go even a step further, one of your dresses can be in the colors of their flag or you can wear a flag broach for the photographs with them. They will appreciate it more than you can imagine!
Trick #2: Don’t Forget Your Own Family
Representing his family’s culture in the wedding is great, but whatever you do, don’t forget that your family has its own traditions that should be respected as well. Talk to your family about how they wish to include your culture in the wedding, and what elements of a traditional wedding will be featured. Give them a chance to state their opinions, and do take what they say seriously. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding, but the point of such a large social gathering is for all the guests to feel comfortable and welcomed.
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Trick #3: Don’t Forget About Yourself
Although the point of a wedding is for everyone to have a great time, you can’t please every single guest, so don’t even try it. Pick a few elements from his culture that will be included, and a few elements from yours. Try to make them into a comprehensive whole that can even be the theme of your wedding. But don’t forget that it’s your wedding, and you have your own wishes and desires that need to be respected. It’s great that you want to please your close family and friends, but at the end of the day you’re only planning on doing this once, so you better make it count. Do hear what they have to say, but the final decisions should be made by you and your partner.
Submitted by: Stefan Simonović