October 2011: Mixing wedding traditions: Modernise your Afro-Caribbean wedding: ZankYou.com
We have noticed that the themes and focal point of weddings, particularly Afro-Caribbean weddings, have changed.
More couples are looking for a wedding day that is small and personal, and less about grandeur and pomp but more about intimacy. You could say to some extent, that they want to ‘westernise’ their wedding day.
Traditionally Afro-Caribbean weddings, for example, Nigerian, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Ugandan, are large affairs, sometimes with as many as 600 guests and well wishers, but a lot of those may be unknown to the bride and groom, whereas western weddings are often seen as being small, intimate and somewhat calmer.... READ FULL ARTICLE