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Spain Wedding Tradition’s

December 31, 2013

There are many things which makes Spanish weddings different from weddings in other parts of the world. In Spain, a bride traditionally wears a black gown to symbolize till death and devotion, but in  recent years white has become another color of choice. A mantilla is also a traditional triangular lace edging veil to wear in a Spanish wedding. In a  Spanish ceremony the groom wears a guayabera, a light short-sleeved shirt with embroidery on both sides, which is perfect for the tropical weather. The bride and the groom would not normally have bridesmaids, ushers, groomsmen or a flower girl. The couple’s padrinos (Godparents) are the ones that will have an important role in the wedding, they will walk the bride down the aisle and give their blessing to the groom. In recent years they would choose one best man and a Maid of honor. One of the best man’s duties in the wedding is to choose and buy the wedding bouquet, and give it to the bride on the morning of the wedding with a poem attach to it. One very important part in the ceremony is the arras, which is thirteen gold coins representing Jesus and his 12 apostles. It will be blessed by the priest and given to the bride with the groom’s promise to take care and support his wife. Weddings in Spain are considered to be very festive with bright colors, music, dancing and most importantly food. The bride and groom’s parents are usually the ones that will prepare La Cena (Dinner) for their guest. The ceremony starts a little later than most weddings around the world. They start at 6 or 7 pm, and then the fiesta (partying) will go on until 4 or 5 in the morning. Check out these amazing pictures of Weddings in Spain.

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Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz at a Spain Ceremony

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