Some of us want to incorporate traditions that reflect our culture and heritage on our marriage morning, whether we’re getting married or no. And despite the differences between some different Latin American ethnicities, 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-shaped lasso that is placed around the bride and groom’s shoulders during a mass to symbolize eternity and unity ).

The bride’s mom likely area the mask on the wife as she walks down the aisle in a conventional Catholic bride, and subsequently pray or study 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 send their guests off 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 man did give his new woman 13 gold cash, known as new somme, that represent Jesus and His 12 disciples and their unwavering support for her during their wedding.