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tony_569989tony_569989Posts: 3 November 29, 2010
im a black female and my fiancee is hispanic as u can see. so i need help trying to think of a theme for our wedding,by me being black and him being hispanic.should it be black music and mexican music. he really dont care what kind of music we have.i have allways wanted a princess theme.
Guest November 29, 2010
Well, what we have seen is, after dinner, lets say form 7 to 8:00, they have 1hr mariachi group, after that, th DJ or the Band can make the difference. If you choose a Dj, ask him to play some salsa, cumbia, for your husband and later on some black music, DJ s can handle thath. If you choose a Band, try to select one that can play both, hispanic and black, there are plenty of them.




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DickensDigitalDickensDigitalPosts: 4 November 29, 2010
Consider that there doesn't "have" to be a theme. You can serve dishes from each of your backgrounds that reflect your heritage, without locking yourself into a theme. The same goes for music. As the previous comment suggested, you could have a Mariachi band during cocktail hour, and then a DJ to dance the night away. Or just a DJ with a large varied, music library. What's important is that it reflects your taste as a couple.
BrevardMinisterBrevardMinisterPosts: 157 November 29, 2010
Honoring your two heritages is a lovely idea and can easily be done within the context of the ceremony as well. You could include the ritual of The Thirteen Coins http://brevardminister.com/rituals.htm#Thirteen_Coins_(Trece_Monedas_Arras_de_Oro) and a Jumping of the Broom http://brevardminister.com/rituals.htm#Jumping_the_Broom.
For reception traditions that reflect the blending of your cultures, ask family members what they suggest. You are likely to stumble upon some really sweet and meaningful things you can do.

Best Regards,
Rev. Ann Fuller
Melbourne, FL
BrevardMinisterBrevardMinisterPosts: 157 November 29, 2010
lad6363 wrote:
Consider that there doesn't "have" to be a theme.


I agree. I think of it less as a "theme" and more as finding ways to honor heritage. This can be done with wedding rituals, reception traditions, menu and music. Such a wedding should be great fun to plan and you can learn so much about one another in the process.

Regards,
Rev. Ann Fuller
Melbourne, FL
Guest November 30, 2010
Greetings,

I have to agree with Brevard Minister and lad6363. You don't have to stick to a theme to appease everyone. I am a bilingual DJ & M.C. who works in the Southern California wedding industry. Many of my clients express to me that they want to make their event or wedding culturally relevant without alienating their guests. My knowledge of Latino culture and traditions, along with my understanding of how the richness and authenticity of the culture connects families to their country of origin, allows me to be a great source for clients who want to express their heritage at their events and make the event special for everyone.

Unique entertainment selections are just one of way to satisfy the needs of a culturally diverse clientele. Entertainment that authentically represents cultures from Mexico, Central and South America - outside of your typical Latin music icons like Ricky Martin or Jennifer Lopez are key to connecting with a Hispanic/Latino audience.

The best thing about the two ethnicities are that they both love to dance and show off their traditions.

I have found that by explaining traditions from various cultures supports the audience in understanding the multicultural make up of a wedding reception. In addition, the variety of music and constany change in music genres will have guests and family dancing all night.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any addtional questions.

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CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 November 30, 2010
tony_cruz_2010 wrote:
im a black female and my fiancee is hispanic as u can see. so i need help trying to think of a theme for our wedding,by me being black and him being hispanic.should it be black music and mexican music. he really dont care what kind of music we have.i have allways wanted a princess theme.



Tony Cruz & Black Female:
Your wedding is about you. So, I would do the theme that you wish. You may want to include elements of your heritages such as giving gifts from Africa or the Caribbean and something made in Mexico. You may want to have a pre-photo shoot, both of you wearing garb from your countries of origins and display these photos at the entrance of your cocktail hour or reception and incorporate them on your menu cards, escort cards, thank you cards along with your favors. Your favor can be a CD of Mexican and African American music. You can also do a cocktail hour with appetizers from both cultures. Have African and Mexican dancers entertain during dinner. Your look, if you wish, can be a princess setting, and you can have a formal and elegant setting. But since you want to celebrate your racial differences, do add the beautiful cultural heritages in smaller elements so that both your families can celebrate your love and your union.




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LiveWire99EntLiveWire99EntPosts: 18 December 8, 2010
I do intercultural weddings or interfaith weddings all the time being in the DC area. It isn't as complicated as some think. You can still have your princess theme and include latin elements in decor or a string quartet. If anything, ask his elders if there are traditions that they have throughout their family for weddings and special occasions. If you both are different faiths then find a way to incorporate those faiths into the ceremony.

Hope this helps!
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