It's March and all we can see is green beer, four leaf clovers and leprechauns! The Irish all over infusing their whimsical culture into your life this time of year! We thought it would be the perfect moment to chat about infusing YOUR heritage and culture into your big day!
Your wedding day is a special time for you to honour your culture and heritage and express it in your own unique way. Incorporating elements into your wedding can add a special, personal touch that will help make your wedding day even more memorable. Whether you’re looking to add an ethnic twist to a traditional wedding, or reflect on the cultural background of your family, there are lots of creative ways to honour your culture and heritage through your wedding.
A great way to start is to consider which aspects of your heritage you want to focus on and share with your guests. Think about the colours, foods, customs, music, and other elements that you want to incorporate. As you plan your wedding, you can start to look for ways to incorporate these elements in a subtle, meaningful way.
One way to incorporate your heritage into your wedding is to incorporate traditional elements of your culture into your ceremony and reception. For example, if you have a Latin heritage and want to incorporate aspects of it into your wedding, you can include traditional elements such as a unity candle or Latin music into your ceremony. You could also serve traditional Latin dishes, such as tacos, empanadas, and ceviche, at your reception.
If you’re looking for a more subtle way to honour your heritage, you can also choose to incorporate elements of your culture into your décor. For example, if you have a Middle Eastern heritage, you can choose decor that features Middle Eastern patterns, colours, and motifs, or you could use a Middle Eastern rug as your aisle runner. If you’re having a destination wedding, you could also choose a location that reflects your culture, such as a beach in your native country or a historic location.
You can also use your wedding as an opportunity to honour your heritage through your attire. For example, if you have a Chinese or Japanese heritage, you can wear a traditional kimono or qipao for your wedding. If you have an Indian heritage, you can opt for a sari or lehenga. Your bridesmaids can also wear traditional dresses, or more modern versions of them.
Finally, you can incorporate elements of your culture and heritage into your wedding favours. For example, if you have a Mexican heritage, you could give guests Mexican wedding cookies, or if you have an Indian heritage, you could give gifts of spices or Indian tea.
These are just some of the many creative ways to incorporate your culture or heritage into your wedding. It’s important to remember that the most important thing is to make sure you feel comfortable and at home on your special day. The way you honour your heritage should be meaningful to you, so make sure to take the time to plan and choose elements that you feel passionate about.