Did you know that in France, it's tradition for the bride and groom to drink a toast at the reception out of an engraved two-handled cup called a "coup de mariage"? The cup represents the couples unity and is passed on to future generations.
Weddings are the perfect time to ask questions about your families heritage and incorporate cultural traditions into the celebration. Whether you are including traditions that have been passed down for many years or starting a new tradition based on the blending of two families, incorporating your roots into the ceremony and reception brings a sense of warmth and family while also adds a unique aspect to your day that many of your guests may not have experienced before.
When thinking food, many caterers welcome the opportunity to show their creativity and will work with you in creating a personalized menu specific to a certain country. It can be especially exciting if two cultures are being celebrated and blended. Food stations are a great way to showcase a wide variety of food but can sometimes be costly if chefs are needed to prepare the food to order. As an alternative, try to think outside the box by creating menu items that combine two cultures into a single dish. There may be a small fee for the customized menu, but by offering a limited amount of offerings it may turn out to be budget friendly. Think Tandoori Chicken Tacos. Yum!
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