Nowadays International Marriages are the common concept that is increasingly accepted by natives of different countries. The idea of getting married to a person who does not belong to your culture, community and country may sound progressive but in reality, the life is a bit more typical for such couples. There are 8 facts you should know about international marriage.
1. Mixing of Traditions
International couples have a tougher time blending their traditions. In such cases, couples are mostly from very different ethics and are followers of different religions. Therefore understanding traditions of each other may be a bit difficult for them. In this case, both the bride and groom have to work way on to familiar with each other’s cultural expectations. In an International Marriage, it is paramount that the couple understands and respect each other’s religious faith and traditions.
There is no language barrier for love still it’s important to know each other’s language in any relationship. Especially, in Marriage, it is foremost that the couple understands each other’s language. The children of couples who belong to different countries should be taught languages of both mother and father. The couple should also give children the freedom to opt the language whatever they are comfortable with.
3. Family approval
Uniting families of different cultural backgrounds can be a challenge. It shouldn’t stop you, but it creates some complications. Even our respective American and English families had some troubles not reverting to stereotypes on meeting each other. You can’t really please everyone but you should know what you really want to do. If you’re having trouble now, be aware that the issue will continue to affect you in the future.
4. Cultural misunderstandings
Sometimes there are cultural differences rub the couples in the wrong way. The cultural idiosyncrasies of your spouse that you love the most can also cause you the most frustration when you are not at your best.
5. Legal Issues
Visa or Immigration concern is another issue that couples engaged in an International Marriage have to face. Couples have to face lots of paperwork and legal issues involve in attaining visa or immigration documents
6. Marriage is a lot of work
International marriages are the big deal than the usual marriages. You have to listen your spores complaints (for a long time) about how the difference between the cultures.
7 Far away from family
One of you is always living far, far, far away from family and friends. There will never be a time when you close to the families.
8. Expensive Weddings
Weddings ain’t cheap. In addition, the typical wedding costs are more than $31K. That’s so much expensive. Well, be sure to add another $2K to cover the immigration fees. And another $2K if you’re planning to hire a lawyer to help you through the process, which I highly recommend.