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Hava Nagila (Interfaith/Multi culture Wedding Stuff)

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#1 Vettiebean

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    Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

    So, I woke up with "Havaaaa Nagila Havvvaaaa .... " stuck in my head. I'm (for all relevant purposes here) Vietnamese Catholic, and my FI is Russian Jewish (with a hint of Welsh somewhere in the background). All of FI's childhood best friends are also Jewish. One of his best friends is Jewish (FI is the best man), and his fiancee is Christian. So, we all spent the weekend together and were talking wedding stuff, which made me think of Hava Nagila.

    Of course, I think it would be so much fun to do and I'm sure FI is looking forward to it for our AHR. But, I just couldn't stop laughing at all the funny images in my head. Now, I know every now and then, we Asians get a Yao Ming, but that's not very common and especially for Vietnamese men. So, imagine a bunch of thin, slender, short Vietnamese men carrying this large Russian Jewish man. lol hahahaha!!! Thank goodness FI's friends will be there, too, but still... lol can you imagine? FI is about 6'2" - 6'3" and probably 200ish pounds.


    The other thing is thinking about how to incorporate all of our individual customs into a reception that flows. For the Vietnamese side, we have to go around to all the tables and greet the guests (and pick up envelopes of $!) and I have to wear my traditional dress. But for Hava Nagila, I want to wear my wedding dress. And then there's the question of whether or not the other side will understand what's going on at the moment. Can't imagine a lot of older Vietnamese people really knowing what's going on when we start pulling chairs onto the dance floor. lol Oh well... guess we'll see! Luckily, I've got lots of time to plan. :)



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