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#WhatTheHellHappened: To The Woman Who Was Concerned About Her Ashkenazi/Filipino Wedding

For this week’s #WhatTheHellHappened, we caught up with Vika, who asked us a question on the Ask Mom & Spawn podcast! The good news? She’s getting married! The bad news? She’s having family DrAmAaA over how to plan a wedding with two sets of very different cultural traditions!

So, #WhatTheHellHappened? Here’s a refresher on Vika’s original question, and our advice from the podcast! Plus, an update from her on how it all turned out below!

“@CrazyJewishMom, to the both of you, how would you arrange a multicultural wedding? My family is Ashkenazi and my partner’s family is Filipino. Please help, how would you guys handle the cultural differences?”

@CrazyJewishMom: Have both. Have both at the wedding. You’re Ashkenazi and he’s Filipino, fine. I actually had this great Filipino dessert…it was mango and banana.

@KateFriedmanSiegel: Thank you for sharing!

@CrazyJewishMom:  Your welcome. So I would have both things at the wedding. I would have a rabbi and have whatever you need for a Filipino wedding.

@KateFriedmanSiegel: My best friend just got married and she comes from a really catholic family, and he comes from a Jewish family, and it was a really beautiful ceremony, because they found a way to mix both cultures.

@CrazyJewishMom: Do it in the food too. Make sure it’s multicultural.

@KateFriedmanSiegel: So, bagels and filipino cuisine.

@CrazyJewishMom:  …and the mango banana dessert I had!

So, #WhatTheHellHappened to her?

I just wanted to let you guys know the outcome on this. I had asked you guys a question a few days ago about how you two would go about a multi-cultural wedding between Ashkenazi and Filipino. I just wanted to let you guys know that your suggestion to include both cultures went very well with my family and was accepted by his, so I’m thankful for that, but also, I wanted to let you know that my mother wanted to make bagels that go with chicken adobo and loved the idea of incorporating the food together! It’s like a match made in heaven! And I have to thank you both for the suggestions and just let you guys know of the outcome!


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