I’m beginning to see that more and more brides are embracing their culture, the culture of the groom, or simply a culture they admire into their wedding plans. Whether it’s a bride who dons a bright red sari for a traditional Hindu ceremony or a couple who serves dumplings and hands out chopsticks as favors as an ode to Japan, opening up one’s worldview and incorporating foreign (or native) customs is a fun way to give your big day an exotic edge. Why not use kente cloth as a table runner or exchange Hawaiian leis in addition to rings? Letting culture have a colorful influence on your wedding day is another trend that I hope will become a permanent fixture in the world of weddings.

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