How to Make Your Wedding Uniquely Yours!

Most couples I see in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner come from different backgrounds, often from far corners of the globe, describing themselves as multicultural. You can tailor your ceremony to reflect family traditions while also developing your own special rituals. There are many opportunities to incorporate these personal touches; the ceremony is the most obvious, but there is also the rehearsal dinner, post-wedding breakfasts, as well as separate joyous celebrations in far-off countries of origin! Food, music, colors can all reflect what’s special about the two of you while holding onto family heritage.

Ideas from many places: 

  • Henna Ceremony

  • Chuppah or bridal canopy

  • Katubah or decorative Marriage Contract, possibly in multiple languages

  • Memorial candles to honor those who are gone

  • Photo remembrance arrays 

  • Young tree potted to be planted at future home

  • Jumping the broom

  • Breaking a glass

  • Wedding crowns

  • Korovai or wedding bread

  • Tea Ritual

  • Claddagh rings

  • Wedding tartans tied together

  • Sugar coated almonds

Looking for more ideas? Here are 45 Fascinating Wedding Traditions from Around The World.

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