While all weddings are a crash course in patience and compromise, ceremonies that incorporate more than one culture require serious negotiation and tactful respect of everyone’s feelings.
Despite the rapid rise in mixed marriages this past decade, few resources currently exist to help guide couples through the complex process of planning a multicultural wedding. On the About.com Wedding Traditions channel, I have compled 10 resources that will help you steer clear of the pitfalls so that you can enjoy the pleasures of planning your big day.
Deciding which traditions make the cut is an incredibly sensitive topic that often leads to major power battles and unhealabled hurt feelings. Before making any big decisions, read these tips for negotiating the multicultural wedding details.
Finally, as you plan the meaningful elements of your dream event, considering adding a poetic reading or quote about diversity to your ceremony or program materials.