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You're American, but that doesn't represent all of who you are. Maybe your parents emigrated from India, or perhaps your great-grandparents emigrated from Germany. Whatever your cultural heritage, you want to reflect that heritage on your wedding day.
Here are some ideas to celebrate your cultural heritage during your wedding.
1. Embrace a Cultural Wedding Tradition
You don't have to give up common wedding traditions like exchanging rings and cutting the cake. But you could add a unique touch to your wedding by incorporating a wedding tradition from your family's heritage. Consider some of these intriguing wedding traditions from around the world.
Ask your relatives about wedding traditions in your family's cultural heritage. Maybe there's one that seems perfect for your wedding.
2. Serve Cultural Food
Even simpler than practicing a new cultural tradition, choosing cultural food helps you weave your heritage into your wedding day. Check out these examples of popular foods from different cultures.
You can also use your menu selection to celebrate the state your family comes from. If you come from Kentucky, you might go with country green beans, sorghum slaw, or bourbon barbeque. If you're from Cincinnati, Ohio, you could choose coneys and chili, Saratoga chips, and Freddie salad.
Make sure to choose a caterer who offers cultural options on their menu.
3. Dress in Cultural Clothing
You don't have to give up your wedding dress to include some kind of cultural attire. Here are some examples.
Incorporating some of these ideas can make your wedding clothing all the more distinctive.
Use these ideas to help your culture and heritage shine through on your wedding day. For beautiful event centers and delicious catering—including cultural foods—turn to McHale's Events and Catering.