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Planning an Amish Wedding

By Michelle Ecker on September 14, 2016

Planning an Amish Wedding

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers online wedding planner courses and because we do, we like to provide free tips for wedding planners. Enjoy!

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As a wedding planner, you should learn to accommodate brides and grooms from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. A largely important aspect of this training involves brushing up on a variety of diverse wedding traditions. For the next few months, we’ll be sharing some traditional wedding customs from around the world every week, starting with today’s – Amish weddings.

One of the most important differences in planning an Amish wedding starts as early on as the invitation process. Unlike those used for other events, these invites shouldn’t be mailed. Traditionally in Amish culture, the engaged couple is expected to personally hand deliver their wedding invitations to their guests’ homes.

Secondly, the bride’s attire will be different in a customary Amish wedding ceremony. Rather than buying an extravagant white gown as typical of other weddings, an Amish bride will instead wear ordinary ‘Sunday clothing’ on her wedding day. She may buy something new for the special occasion, but not an excessive wedding-specific gown.

Third, the timing of an Amish wedding is significant in their culture. They are held exclusively after the harvest season, and typically midweek.

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