Traditional Latin Marriage

Several of us want to include customs that reflect our identity and traditions on our bridal moment, whether we’re getting married or not. And despite the differences between numerous different Spanish American cultures, there are some cherished customs that can be incorporated into ceremonies or receptions.

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 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 ) and the tornaboda

The bride’s family did place the shroud on the wedding as she walks down the aisle in a classic Catholic marriage, and she will subsequently pray or examine a paragraph from Scripture. Additionally, the bride 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 groom likely provide his new wife 13 gold coins, known as sin arras, that represent Jesus and His 12 disciples and their devotion to help her in their wedding.