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CALLING ALL FILIPINA BRIDES

Hello, My name is Cassie and I am a Filipina bride getting married on March 29.  I am incorporating some Filipino traditions into my wedding, but not a lot since my fiance is German/Scottish.  I wanted to post to ask if a few things weren't unheard of for me to do

For example, both my fiance and I are iffy on the money dance idea.  I do not mean this in a disrespectful way, as I do want to represent my Filipino culture somehow.  But would perhaps hiring Tinikling dancers be an alternative to doing the wedding dance?  

Also, we are incorporating the cord and veil during the ceremony.  Anyone have any tips on how to cue the REMOVAL of the cord and veil?  Like, what happens when it is placed, is it just placed then we wait a minute then take it off?  That seems odd to me.  Ideas would be great!

Any other tips you can give me to respect my Filipina culture would be great!

Thanks!
Cassie  

Re: CALLING ALL FILIPINA BRIDES

  • I'm not Filipina but I was a BM in a wedding where the bride was Filipina 2 years ago.  They did the veil and the cord.  I believe they had their "sponsors" put it on, then the officiant went on speaking for a bit, and then they were taken off.
  • I'm not Filipina but I was a BM in a wedding where the bride was Filipina 2 years ago.  They did the veil and the cord.  I believe they had their "sponsors" put it on, then the officiant went on speaking for a bit, and then they were taken off.
    This is correct...I am half Filipino we did the sponsors (adults to act as your god-parents) and the veil and cord sponsors (usually your peers).  They are done one right after another...priests do a blessing and then the cord/veil is removed (one right after another as well).  I would leave the money-dance out....it's somewhat against etiquette (though yes, it is a Filipino tradition).  The church ceremony is the most important.
  • Also, I would like to add that depending on where you are getting married....many priests are familiar with Filipino wedding ceremony traditions (at least 1 under their belt!) so you can always consult with them.
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