When in America, how should one refer to the weddings of different cultures?
November 15, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
What is the socially acceptable way to refer to weddings of different cultures in the US? Is it non-PC to refer to 'American weddings' when distinguishing traditional white-American weddings, vs weddings of other cultures?
posted by Conductor71 to Society & Culture (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend works in events. Last night we had a conversation where she was marking the differences between "Persian weddings" that she has organized (in the US), and "American weddings" (meaning traditional white American type weddings).
This struck me as potentially offensive to some. Are not all weddings that happen in America "American"? Would it be more acceptable to say 'Persian-American weddings' and 'Traditional-American weddings'?
I'm British (living in America, with American girlfriend). This sort of thing is a minefield..