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which affirms their unity and commitment. It is removed at the end of
the ceremony.” This rosary may be a
borrowed family heirloom, or something ornate that the couple keeps
and displays in their home.
Another custom, according to the
Post Institute, is for the groom to
give his partner thirteen gold coins,
las arras, that have been blessed by the
priest. This represents Jesus Christ
and his twelve apostles. In less religious ceremonies, they can represent
a groom’s promise to provide for his
wife and future children. Often, these
coins are saved by the bride and kept
in a special place.
In many Mexican weddings, mariachis play a very special role. Mariachi bands serenade the couple, then
play lively music during the reception
to get everyone dancing.
In Argentinian weddings, a fun
custom replaces the bouquet toss,
according to “Eight unique Latin
American wedding traditions” (
lati-na.com). The single women crowd
around the large, tiered wedding cake,
from which dangles many ribbons.
Each lady pulls a ribbon, and the one
with a ring tied to her ribbon will be
the next to get married.
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