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#1 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

I feel like this question probably has a very simple answer but I wanted to know people's opinions, not only from those who are bilingual but also those who are on the other side and speak only one language. We're getting married in Mexico next year and both of us speak Spanish as our first language. Most of our guests also speak Spanish but there are a few who don't. My family will be watching from Argentina through online streaming and none of them speak English, my fiance's parens also only speak Spanish for the most part. My question is, what language should our ceremony be in? Should we have it in Spanish and have it translated but would that take too long? I also feel that being in Mexico and having our ceremony only in English is so not us hahah. It would be weird. I have no idea how long ceremonies are either. What have other people done? 



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#2 cfinkenbine

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:57 AM

I think even if there are a few people that don't actually "understand" every word that is said, will still enjoy your wedding. Our wedding ceremony is going to be in English (although I do speak spanish because my step family is all from Chile, so my immediate family that is going would actually probably prefer the ceremony to be in spanish.) I went with English because it is mine and my fiances first language, and that is what the majority of our guests will understand. 



#3 marinah84

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:24 AM

This reminded me to email my WC - I feel that she told me that ours WILL be in Spanish!  I think if you do legal, and use their minister, it is automatically in spanish.  I need to check in regards to symbolic (since we'll get legally married before we go).

 

I would personally do the ceremony in whatever language you feel comfortable in.  If a majority of guests prefer spanish, I'd do that - maybe for significant parts, like if you write your own vows, keep it short & do it in both?  (read them in spanish & then translate to english)?

 

Ultimately, the answer is usually go with what YOU want.  Especially as a DW isn't too traditional :)


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#4 kmk2016

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:21 AM

Ours in in English as it's a symbolic ceremony.

#5 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:00 AM

I think even if there are a few people that don't actually "understand" every word that is said, will still enjoy your wedding. Our wedding ceremony is going to be in English (although I do speak spanish because my step family is all from Chile, so my immediate family that is going would actually probably prefer the ceremony to be in spanish.) I went with English because it is mine and my fiances first language, and that is what the majority of our guests will understand.


Thank you for your opinion :). I think that would make sense for you because you'd probably want your fiancé to understand what's going on haha ;) and if I was him I'd feel the same way


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#6 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

I like the idea of doing it in Spanish but for your written vows do them in Spanish then you translate them to English yourself right after :)


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#7 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

@marinah84 Yes, some other brides mentioned that if you're having a legal ceremony over there it will be in Spanish but you can get it translated. We're having a symbolic ceremony :)

 

@calgarybride2015 that's actually a great idea! I suck at writing things down to tell people I love them, I prefer to show them :), so I know writing the vows will be a struggle haha. That way I can keep them short and have an excuse haha. This is why I totally hate writing on guest books :P 



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#8 cfinkenbine

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:09 AM

@TinkerSofi yes, although my fiancé does know a little spanish. Like "azul" and "bano" LOL too bad those are not words used during a wedding :)



#9 TinkerSofi

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

@cfinkenbine ahah. Oh man, I can only picture those words being thrown in the vows lol. It would be too funny :P



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#10 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:21 AM

I know cerveza! Haha
@TinkerSofi that's exactly why we aren't doing vows. Way to shy for that!


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