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Mix or Match: Cultures & Traditions?

Lynnie, on February 26, 2018 at 10:59 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 22
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What about your wedding ceremony? Are you bringing together two cultures or religions in one service?


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22 Comments

Latest activity by Leanne, on June 22, 2018 at 11:32
  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    We are both from Canada and our families are both from Scotland, so not mixing much there. However, we are mixing in some Celtic traditions in our wedding. I am more religious than my FH so we are keeping our ceremony non-denominational.

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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user February 2024 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    We haven't decided how to handle it yet. His fam is Italian Catholic and my family is mixed race Muslims on one side and Christian on the other. He's not a practicing Catholic and I'm am atheist so I have no idea what to do. It's actually really stressing me out.
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    He’s Africsn American.
    I’m Caribbean Canadian.
    mixing!
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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    Mixing! Canadian, Zimbabwean and Chilean Smiley smile

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    We don't have mixed culture at all, our families are different in their own ways of personality and beliefs though

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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    We dont have any mixed culture or religion, but we are including sone of our hobbies. A putting green kissing game dedicated to my FH love of golf and a huge baked goods dessert table because i love to bake
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  • Jessica
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Neither of us are religious nor have strong cultures, unless you consider Canadian culture, in which case bring in the open bar! Smiley laugh Smiley tongue
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  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·
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    We don't really have mixed traditions so this doesn't apply to us. But if we had mixed traditions I would honour them none the less.

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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
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    We don’t have any for culture or religion
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  • Ashley
    Frequent user October 2021 Manitoba
    Ashley ·
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    We don’t have any religions or cultures to include in our wedding.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We are both religious (he's Mennonite and I'm Protestant) but we both have been non-practising for years. Ceremony is secular and not in a church, which will probably be a shock to some Catholic relatives.

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    We are both non religious people so this doesn't really mean anything to us.
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Mix!!! I'm Chinese and FH is Irish/English. So we are mixing it for sure.

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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    We don’t have any religions or cultures to include in our wedding.
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    No culture or religious traditions were involved in our wedding.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Haha that’s an acceptable reason to not want to wear the sash! Are there any other ways he’s being influenced (by family members or others) to include his heritage into the wedding?
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    My FH is 1/4 Metis... and he does have a sash that he is technically supposed to wear for the ceremony... but I think he's totally forgotten about it and doesn't really want it to clash with his suit Smiley xd

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I’m exactly the same lol
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Not dealing with this at all... my FH and I are both Caucasian, English speaking, non-religious people (how vanilla)... However I have attended some bi-cultural weddings, and the mixes of each cultures traditions coming together is just beautiful.

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Besides having a bilingual wedding (French/English), there aren't that many differences between our families.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    We aren't bringing any culture or traditions into our wedding at all.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Our families are different religions, but we believe the same so some of them will feel like the ceremony is different from what they are used to.

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