Traditions of a Latin Bridal

Some of us want to include beliefs that reflect our culture and heritage on our marriage evening, whether we’re getting married or not. And despite the differences between countless different Latin American nations, there are also some cherished customs that can be incorporated into a service or reception.

The siguiente noche and the tornaboda, where guests throw rice or bird seeds at the newlyweds as they leave their church or civil ceremony, are some examples of latin wedding customs, including the el lazo ( a figure eight-shaped lasso that is placed around the bride and groom’s shoulders during a mass to symbolize eternity and unity ), as well as the el lazo ( a figure eight-shaped lasso that is placed around the bride and groom’

The bride’s mom did spot the veil on the wife as she walks down the aisle in a traditional Catholic marriage, and after that, she may pray or learn a section from Scripture. The bride also typically selects padrinos ( godparents ) to provide financial support for the lazo and arras.

While it might be a little more fashionable for couples to entertain their guests with a doughnut bar at the end of the night, Latin Americans have done this for years ( they’re just way ahead of Pinterest ). The bridegroom did offer his new wife 13 gold coins, known as sin somme, that represent Jesus and His 12 followers and their commitment to supporting her in their relationship.

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