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.
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!
November 30, 2010
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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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.