Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Circle City Planners!

We here at Circle City Planners wanted to wish you a very happy St. Patrick's day. Weather you are Irish or not St. Patrick's day is a great day to get together with friends and family and have a good time!

Irish or Not...How to Incorporate Cultural Traditions into your Wedding.

St. Patrick's Day is a great celebration of Irish culture and traditions, but no matter what your background is, incorporating your family's heritage into your wedding can be a great way to personalize your event.

One great place to incorporate culture is through the food. Choosing foods from the country that you family came from is not only a great way to present your culture, but it treats your guests to something they might not have tried before. You can even apply the same concept to a signature drink! Drinks like white Russians, ouzo, margaritas, or sake are all fun drinks that can bring another cultural element to your wedding.

Another great way to insert some of your family's culture is through the decor. Hang some Chinese lanterns, or incorporate olives and grapes into your center-pieces. Choose flowers that are indigenous to the country or area that your family came from. Choose subtle cultural elements and display them proudly!

A third great way to incorporate culture into your wedding is to give favors that reflect your families' backgrounds. This can be nationality or even from a specific region of the country. If your groom is a southern gentleman you can give little jars of peach marmalade. If your family came from an island in the Caribbean you can give your guests little bottles of rum, or real cane sugar. The possibilities are endless as long as you use some creativity and maybe do a little research into your family background!

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