What the Heck is a Jewish Fusion Wedding?

Welcome to the Jewish Fusion Wedding Talk Show, where we are going live every Wednesday 12nPAC / 3p EST to share wedding planning tips and ideas when you are planning your wedding and have diverse backgrounds you want to incorporate into your ceremony and reception, without offending Grandma!  This video is a replay from our June Go Live Daily during wedding month. 

Today we’re going to identify 3 different ceremony ideas to integrate your diverse heritages into your wedding and why it’s important to research and discuss your ceremony options in the pre planning stages. 

You don’t have to be Jewish, however, I’m going to give some Jewish FUSION examples YOU can incorporate

What is a Fusion Wedding 

A fusion wedding is one that blends two distinct cultures or religions from each marrying party. Sometimes this fusion is completed within one ceremony or event, and sometimes it is carried out through separate ceremonies or events  all occurring under the same wedding.

 

The Fusion Wedding Motto: Focus on Our Similarities and Celebrate Our Differences

 

Who is Yehudit Steinberg

My name is Yehudit Steinberg Caudill. I am the Founder of JIWN (Jewish Interfaith Wedding Network) a  resource for Jewish Interfaith couples, families, affiliate organizations and wedding event professionals. I am also the Producer/Host at Think Grow Love Media, a digital production studio located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I offer courses, workshops and live video  training to rural and urban communities . 

Over the past 18+ years, I have designed and produced over 300 globally inspired weddings  with an emphasis on blending Jewish faith and traditions with other religions without offending or excluding anyone who participates, making them feel comfortable, while exceeding all expectations with the end result.

Difference in planning Fusion Wedding when you come from different backgrounds….

Its Important to talk about the ceremony at the beginning of your planning and here are the reasons why; 1. Your families may have very different expectations of how a wedding has been in their past and should be for yours. It’s a good idea to get everyone’s input out and discussed. Bring in the family dynamics from the start. It’s are real good idea for you and your fiance to know what are each other’s. It saves making changes after you’ve created your date, made deposits on your wedding site and major vendors. Having to rethink or make changes later on can be very stressful and costly. Feeling can get hurt and you really want to start your new life together on the right path. You probably want your Future inlaws to accept you, while at the same time, you want to maintain your boundaries and include yourself and expectations in your wedding

Once you know what you want and your top priorities, add your finance’s to the mix

Factor in your families wants and desires… you start looking at your options Each wedding has a little different set of circumstances and it’s important for you to know that there are options

What are some ceremony options?

Gone are the days when you have to do things one way. There are many different choices you can make in terms of how to formulate your ceremony or ceremonies. We just did a wedding this summer and they chose to have three different ceremonies to honor their beliefs, customs and family traditions. It was their way of keeping true to what they felt was their story. They chose to have private intimate religious ceremonies of their two faiths: Jewish and Catholic. Plus the brides tradition was Filipina and it was very important to their culture too, to have a catholic wedding.

Here are couple options to consider:

  • One ceremony, one religion 
  • Two Weddings – each traditional/ Indian / Jewish or Indian / White Wedding – Chinese/ Korean / Vietnamese Jewish
  • Two separate ceremonies same day. A good example is a Hindu Jewish couple having the Hindu ceremony in the temple in the morning and a Jewish ceremony at the wedding reception in the evening. Makes for a long day, however, it is a common way to include both ceremonies with one reception.
  • One ceremony – fusion style with one or two officiants. We’ve performed a number of these fusion style weddings and it’s also fun to look at the similarities in the traditions and create a custom ceremony where you honor both traditions and acknowledge the similarity. It takes the edge off of being different, because we all have similar lifestyle practices, we just tend to have family and cultural traditions that are done a little different.
  • One Civil wedding without any of the traditions

This is where someone like myself can help you through the process

We are more similar than different – Yehudit Steinberg

 

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