- African: Jump the broom! After the bride and groom are pronounced man and wife, they jump over a beautifully decorated broom.
- Buddhist: Combine bright colored orchids with Zen water fountains as centerpieces for the reception.
- Chinese: For an outdoor ceremony, provide the guests with paper parasols or silk fans.
- English: For favors, give tea cups with a tea packet and spoon packaged in a pretty box or plastic wrapping with a ribbon.
- Irish/Scottish: Have a Bag Piper playing down the aisle after the ceremony and/or as the bride and groom exit ceremony.
- Italian: Wrap candy-coated Jordan almonds in tulle or pretty pouches for guest favors.
- Middle Eastern: Have Belly Dancers perform during the reception dinner.
Incorporating ethnic or cultural aspects to the ceremony and/or reception is a great idea for brides and grooms who want to share their ancestral customs while adding a unique stamp to their wedding in the process. Here are just a few examples of common ethnic/cultural traditions practiced at weddings:
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