Making it personal

I have a wedding later next month that is for a lovely young couple who are highschool sweethearts. They were both born here in Australia but have a strong heritage from another part of the world. My understanding is that they are first generation Australian and their parents were born elsewhere. They haven’t asked for it but I’d love to incorporate something from their culture in the ceremony without it being tacky or gratuitous.

They are not having a church wedding and they aren’t religious. The wedding traditions from their country of origin are only supposed to be in a church so doing anything traditionally wedding oriented isn’t suitable.

So where does that leave me? At this stage I’m thinking of incorporating a tiny little welcome in the native language of their country of origin but that is a little tricky if I don’t get it right. Thankfully I still have time to do some research.

Brenton ParryComment