Planning a wedding, whether it鈥檚 a small, intimate affair or a 250-guest extravaganza, can have its challenges. From聽choosing a wedding dress to deciding on聽a band or a DJ, there are A LOT of decisions to make. Add in trying to incorporate multiple cultures and religions, and things can get even trickier. To help you out, we鈥檙e聽sharing聽some of the most gorgeous multicultural weddings out there, along with tips on how to include聽everything important to you on your big day. From traditional rituals to elaborate entertainment, here are 14 weddings that marry different cultures seamlessly.

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1.聽Bit of Everything: Sometimes all it takes is聽adding a little bit of each culture in significant ways. This simple Indian-Japanese-American wedding is a perfect example of this. The couple incorporated Japanese gold paper cranes, Indian wedding outfits and wore a traditional white dress and suit聽for their reception to celebrate the groom鈥檚 American background. (via Our Labor of Love)

dutch and puerto rican

2.聽Times Two: For this Puerto Rican-Dutch couple, one wedding ceremony wouldn鈥檛 be enough to accommodate their large families and friends scattered across the globe. So instead of one wedding, they celebrated their love twice 鈥 once in Rochester, New York with the聽bride鈥檚聽family,聽and a second time聽in Barcelona, Spain, with the groom鈥檚 family. (via Craig Griffin)

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3.聽Switching Sides: This creative couple took聽wedding wardrobe changes one step further by wearing traditional clothing from each other鈥檚 cultures. The Japanese bride stuns in an Indian sari while the groom rocks a traditional Japanese kimono during their first dance. This is a beautiful example of how a couple can embrace each other鈥檚 cultures through clothes. (via Josh Ohms)

nigerian and jewish

4.聽Faith Fusion: Sometimes mixing cultures means mixing religious traditions. If your multicultural wedding is interfaith, try combining them like this colorful Nigerian-Jewish wedding. Their ceremony was performed by a pastor and a rabbi, who both stood under a聽huppa. Groomsmen wore traditional Jewish yarmulkes in a vibrant green hue聽inspired by聽the Nigerian flag. (via Michelle Logan)

chinese and american

5.聽Reception Entertainment: You can also聽showcase your culture with a聽post-dinner performance to get the party started. Not only did this couple honor the bride鈥檚 Asian heritage with traditional Chinese lion dancers, but they also gave their guests a wedding experience they鈥檒l never forget. (via Ein Photography)

pakistan and indian

6.聽Bright Blooms: Some people consider flowers to be the most important decorative element of a wedding, so why not inject your culture into the floral arrangements? This Pakistani-Indian wedding used marigold and poppy, traditional colors that are significant聽to both their cultures, to create vibrant centerpieces and bouquets. (via Dennis Kwan)

spanish and gypsy

7.聽Decor Details: This Spanish-Moroccan wedding shows that cultural elements can be used everywhere, especially in the decor design. The couple used pillows and rugs in traditional patterns for guests to sit and socialize on during their cocktail hour. (via Leila Brewster)

chinese and jewish

8.聽Love Language: With more than one culture, inevitably there comes more than one language. When planning their Chinese-German-Jewish ceremony, this couple created a multilingual kebutah (the Jewish marriage contract that outlines the obligations of the groom聽to his bride) so both sets of parents would be able to understand and sign it. (via Erin McGinn)

brazilian and american

9.聽Wedding Party Variations: When this Brazilian-American couple thought about the breakdown of their wedding party, they decided against choosing bridesmaids and groomsman separately and used the Latin tradition of 鈥淧adrinhos.鈥 Together, they chose six married couples that they knew well and whose marriages they admired to stand beside them at the altar. (via Sera Petras)

greek and jewish

10.聽Stand by Me: In this Jewish-Greek wedding, you鈥檒l see another way to choose your wedding party. Since it鈥檚 customary in both Greek and Jewish cultures, this couple decided to have their families stand with them at the altar. It鈥檚 a beautiful representation of two families and two cultures blending. (via Brookelyn Photography)


11.聽Total Immersion: Taking your celebration abroad is an incredible way to celebrate a multicultural wedding. This couple had their wedding in Thailand, where a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony took place. You and your guests can fully immerse yourselves in the cultural rituals that are important to both of you. (via Alison Mayfield)

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12.聽Generous Gifts: One of the best parts of attending a multicultural wedding is experiencing the beautiful blending of cultures. To honor this bride鈥檚 Nez Perce culture, the聽couple gave their guests gift bags filled with food and useful home items. (via Lucas Mobley)


13.聽Printed Programs: The programs for your wedding can be a great place to tell the story of your love. Putting thought into the design can make them a unique keepsake for your guests long after the party is over. The programs at this Indian-American wedding were created as mini books and designed with a colorful pattern inspired by Indian saris. (via Andi Hatch)


14.聽Traditional Treats: Food is an easy聽way to bring two cultures together and give your guests a taste of dishes they haven鈥檛 tried before. As a nod to the bride鈥檚 Latina heritage, this couple had their guests sip on sangria during cocktail hour and enjoy paella for dinner. They even skipped the traditional wedding cake in favor of churros for desert. (via Our Labor of Love )

How will you incorporate聽traditions in your wedding? Have you been to any multicultural weddings聽lately? Tell us in the comments below!