Some of us want to combine beliefs that reflect our culture and heritage on our marriage day, whether we’re getting married or never. And despite the differences between some different Spanish American cultures, there are also some cherished customs that can be incorporated into a meeting or welcome

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 ).

The bride’s mother likely position the mask on the wife as she walks down the aisle in a standard Catholic wedding, and finally pray or learn a passage 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 send their guests off with a doughnut bar at the end of the night, Latin Americans have done it for years ( they’re just way ahead of Pinterest ). The man does give his new wife 13 gold coins, known as new somme, that represent Jesus and His 12 apostles and their unwavering support for her during their honeymoon.