Latina Ceremony Beliefs

There are so many creative ways to honor your Latinx history on your big moment, from a wimple veil to a papel picado-covered roof. You can also demonstrate your love for your traditions with your food and beverages, as well as subtle details like scalloped tulle, but it’s not just about adding in traditional elements. Here, bride managers share how they helped spouses respect their heritage with their selection, music, and interiors.

The lazo and somme service, which involves wrapping a cord or rope around a woman’s shoulders to show cohesion, is a well-liked Latina bride custom. Any series or ribbon can be used, but Catholic Latinx faiths value this more. During the ceremony, the wedding and bride did swap bands, vows, and riches. The padrinos—the couple’s and groom’s godparents—will subsequently tie the rope, representing their aid for the pair throughout their union.

A recurring concept in Spanish ceremony practices is la padrinos—godparents who provide direction for the bride and groom before, during, and after the bride. Hispanic brides and grooms had their own personal padrinos and/or madrinas as part of the bridal party, but they did n’t traditionally have a maid of honor or best man.

A fun Hispanic wedding custom is a money dance during the reception where guests deposit money on the bride and groom for a chance to dance with them. The dance can last for up to five songs, depending on how many people are pinned.