Marrying someone from another nation can be exciting, but daunting. You’ll be introduced to new food, customs languages and probably be put to task planning a multicultural Wedding. So before you get Married, we have the top five things you need to know if you’re Marrying someone from a different cultural background.
1 Cultural Appreciation
Start your cultural education as early as possible before the Wedding, that way you’ll be as prepared as you can! Not only will learning about your hubby’s culture give you a real appreciation for it, but you’ll also score some serious brownie points from the in-laws.
2 Agree to Disagree
There’s going to be more than one time that you and your man don’t agree whether it’s due to cultural differences or whether you both just have different ideas on something. Fairies, it’s all about compromise, especially when it’s a cultural difference! Talk it out and try to understand why it’s so important to him and ask yourself how important it is to you.
3 Are You Willing to Move?
You may be in a situation that you or your partner would like to move to another country, so the big question is ‘are you willing to move for love? Travelling to a foreign country comes with a new set of logistics, but on the bright, it means regular holidays back home to come and to see your loved ones!
4. How Will Your Parents React?
This is probably the trickiest problem that you will face Marrying someone of a different culture – especially if your parents are very traditional! Obviously your mum and dad only want what is best for you, so even if they are apprehensive at first, they may soften to your man over time. All parents want their child to be happy, so if you’re Marrying your Prince Charming, we’re sure they’ll be more than happy to give you away!
5 Bilingual Babies
Just imagine your adorable babies who can communicate in more than one language! #MiniEinstein #SmartBaby #Adorable
Images from Rachel and Nisan’s Wedding. Photography by Robertson Photography.