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Susan Anthony
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Username: Susan

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am interested in learning about wedding traditions from Argentina, as I would like to have a traditional Argentine wedding. Any information on what is typically done would be helpful, such as wedding rings, invitations, traditions, dress, food (I know they have a unique wedding cake with ribbons), ceremony, etc. Thank you!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 63
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Susan, welcome! Let me do a bit of research and will post some information in the next few days...
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Carmen Stigliano
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Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just a brief message on "argentine wedding traditions"

Bridesmaids, a maid of honor, or a best man have never been part of a traditional wedding in Argentina. The mother of the groom, and the father of the bride escort the couple getting married down the church aisle, and then stand beside them through the wedding ceremony.

It is an Argentinean wedding tradition for the couple to exchange their wedding rings at the engagement, and not during the marriage vows.
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Rose
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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, I am soo glad I found this website. I am a new wedding planner and I am doing a wedding for my cousin and his fiancee. Our family is in Argentina and his fiancee wants to do something with a spanish tradition. When I went to a few of my cousin's weddings in Argentina I was fascinated with the ribbon coming out of the cake. I know the concept but I would like to know exactly what each symbol means so that I can pass it on to my future cousin.
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Roberto
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Post Number: 189
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Rose, if you refer to the traditions we follow in our weddings, most of them -if not all- come from the Roman and Greek era and rely largely on religious beliefs developed at the time. Following, is a list of the most important traditions and an explanation of where they came from:

* White color dresses.
* Wearing something new, something old, something borrowed and something blue.
* Wedding rings.
* Wedding ring on 'anular' finger.
* Wedding march.
* The act of 'offering' the bride.
* The godfather.
* Bride on the left side of the groom at the altar.
* Rice thrown at the bride and groom.
* The wedding cake.
* The ribbon, hosiery and bouquet.
* The honeymoon.
* Carrying the bride on groom's arms at their place of stay.

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Roberto
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Post Number: 190
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The rice.

The shower of rice that newly weds receive after the completion of the religious or civil ceremony has oriental roots. Other ancient cultures copied/inherited such ritual and added a few tweaks. Greeks, for example, would use flour and sweets. In India, it was common to use barley while mediterranean people favored fruits and dry nuts. Great Britain replaced all these for corn around the 18th century. Rice, for ancient cultures -and food in general-, was associated to fertility and abundance and throwing it to the weds was a way of wishing them longterm 'supplies' of children and food. The continuation of the specie, so to speak.

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Roberto
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 12:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This was posted privately but is relevant to this discussion, so...

"...The number of ribbons are placed in the cake according to the female guests invited. One of those ribbons has a ring and whoever gets it means that she will be the next to wed, this is the true tradition..." by Marilyn Balaguer (offers groom/bridal services in Buenos Aires)

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