Love unites without a doubt differences – no matter what background one has. As the world is getting increasingly multicultural, lovers around the globe finding it easier to fall in love with each other. Hence, multicultural weddings are no longer seldom occurrences – the same holds for Singapore. However, with people (and families) coming from different places, one has to also combine everybody’s interests – which can be hard. But don’t dismay, we put together a few multicultural wedding ideas that will help to make it the perfect day. It’s about inclusion – not neglect.
This is one of the most important aspects for a wedding. If the drinks were good, then your guests will have a good time as well. If your guests enjoy cocktails, you should consider getting someone that can make cocktails with traditional ingredients from both native countries of the wedding couples. It is one of the great wedding ideas to get your guests talking.
What holds for drinks, holds also for food. This one isn’t very difficult – get some party catering that can facilitate customisable menus. Choose for example an international buffet style and add national dishes to the mix – which of course the private chef will do.
Overrated for some and overrated by others. No matter what side you are on, flowers are a great way to express some multicultural attitude. One of the best wedding ideas for flowers is a combination of national flowers – from both the bride’s and groom’s side. The bridal bouquet should however reflect her cultural identity – you don’t want to get in trouble with the bride’s mom.
Advantage of Cultural Differences
As every nation has their cultural traditions when it comes to weddings, it would be a shame to leave them aside. Many couples shy away from multicultural wedding ideas, as they feel it is too complicated. However, it is a great way for the families to get to know each other. How about a Filipino money dance, a Chinese tea ceremony or sawing a tree trunk together as they do in Germany?
What to Wear?
Weddings in different countries require different dresses. However, more and more couples opt for the classy black and white option famed by Hollywood. Instead of neglecting the traditions, one can for example dress the bride’s maids in the traditional dress that reflects the bride’s heritage.
Music & Decor
Just like the flowers and the traditions, cultural music and and decor cannot be missed at a multicultural wedding. Get some art, sculptures and special furniture and decorate your wedding venue. Don’t be afraid of being too eclectic. It is better do it, than having a boring and stereotypical wedding. The same holds for the music. If music is not your strength, then better get a DJ to set the acoustic ambience.
Although your wedding is supposed to be fun and easy, you have to remember that weddings do need some planning. If you expecting a big blast with family from overseas, you should consider getting in some professional help from a wedding planner or wedding concierge. They have plenty of contacts and might actually get you a cheaper wedding. Let them do the hard part – you do the fun part.