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Minnesota Bride, Fall/Winter 2004

The Language of Love

Bilingual wedding invitations reflect a couple's dual heritage

By Kelly Westhoff

Quang wanted his wedding invitations printed in Vietnamese and English. He was engaged to an American woman and spent most of his daily life speaking English, but it was important to him that his family's Vietnamese heritage was reflected in his wedding invitation. What's more, some of his family members didn't speak or read English very well and wouldn't get to the church on time if they couldn't read where it was located.

I was Quang's fiancé, and though I finally did purchase wedding invitations printed in Vietnamese and English, it was a challenge.

The remainder of this article can be read in the Fall/Winter 2004 issue of Minnesota Bride.

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