Any wedding is not a mere ceremony, but a coming together of two unique persons. Although in most religions, the marriages take place within the same caste; there are increasing cases of persons loving persons of another culture. In modern language, this situation is called a "quintessential love marriage". But, can these religious/cultural differences be an obstacle in their wedding? Today's world says NO! If the bride and groom are from different cultures, a wedding is a way to celebrate their differences, at the same time uniting them.
In this blog, we'll be focusing on weddings that constitute two persons from varying countries, depicting the inheritance they have gained over so many years from their earlier generations
What to do now?
Even after having cultural differences, what makes two people come together is love and mutual respect. When this is the scenario, it becomes extremely important to respect both cultures and let no one feel rejected. Be it the bride's side or the groom's side, both parties want to celebrate their child's special day in their way.
To make the process easier, the best way to entertain everyone's wish is to conduct two intimate wedding programs, followed by a reception. This solution not only makes both parties feel important but also doubles up the fun by getting an introduction to another culture. Excitement, happiness, thrill, everything prevails in such a fusion wedding.
The first step is to choose any one side, and arrange the wedding in their way. For instance, if the groom is Punjabi, then one can do the ceremony in Punjabi style. In Punjabi weddings, the joy is on another level. Everyone is over-excited and prepares well for D-day. You can also inculcate your partner's preferences in this wedding.
For instance, if your partner loves pastels and orchids, you can decorate the hall with orchids and wear pastel hues, but with the Punjabi tadka. This inculcation will make your partner feel more accepted, involved, and engaged, at the same time introducing her to your little world. Also, the small-scale wedding will keep you right in the budget, saving for the grand reception.
Now it's the turn of the bride's side to celebrate the day in their own way. When everyone is done with the Punjabi wedding hype, everybody eagerly waits for the next cultural wedding. In this case, we are assuming that the bride is Christian. The bride's side will now do its best to make this day memorable, and arrange ceremonies according to its tradition.
But, while organizing such fusion weddings, it must be noticed that there are some practices that are celebrated in one culture but frowned upon in the other. So, one must take care not to offend the other party. Another tip for a successful fusion wedding is to fix the color/dress code. Whatever culture is the wedding, the clothes should be relevant to that culture.
THE GRAND FINALE-:
After enjoying the festivities of both cultures, it's now time to wrap up the enjoyment. A grand reception that doesn't have any color code, is the perfect way for the bride and groom to enjoy themselves. In the reception, there is an amalgamation of both cultures and the ambiance is joyful. With this ending ceremony, we bid goodbye to our relatives, and the bride and groom kick off their nuptial journey.
We hope this blog has, to much extent, made it easier for you to organize a blissful bicultural wedding. Just three steps and you are good to go!