Latin Bridal Customs Explained

There are so many distinct and meaningful customs to integrate into your big day if you’re planning a wedding with Latinx heritage. There are many techniques to pride and discuss your lifestyle with your loved ones, from El Lazo to Las Arros.

The aval ceremony, which embodies the child’s unity, is one of the most well-known pre-marital Spanish American bride customs. It involves a wire, which is typically light, being draped around the bride and groom’s throats by two people—lo padrino and la madrina. The aval is subsequently blessed during the wedding ceremony by a priest or secretary. The couple keeps the aval in their house as a reminder of how they came jointly afterward.

The somme matrimoniales are another marriage service tradition, and they’re pretty popular in Mexico, Spain, and different Latin American nations. The groom presents his wedding with 13 golden cash, which represent Christ and the 12 prophets, and they’re blessed during the bridal meeting by the priest. The groom also presents his bride with the reims as a signal of his commitment to help her and their household.

Different wedding traditions include the lazo festival, where a silk rope—usually an oversized rosary—is draped around the bride and couple’s hips after their commitments are exchanged. Also popular in Costa Rica, Cuba, and other exotic locations is the money dancing, where guests can”pin” bills on the couple’s breasts. It’s fun to say thank you to your attendees for their help and love in this custom.