(Closed) Crazy Things Guest do at Weddings (Bodas)

posted 7 years ago in Latino
  • poll: Are you guilty of taking centerpieces that are not yours
    Yes : (6 votes)
    9 %
    NO : (59 votes)
    87 %
    I send my children or some kid : (2 votes)
    3 %
    50/50 Yes, but I forget them under the mesa (table) when I hide them : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can think of two of the craziest moments I have ever seen at a wedding:

    1: they bring like 10 people that are not on the guest list and eat all the food!

    2: Cut into the cake before the bride and groom….also seen them take the cupcakes before the bride and groom did there cupcakes!

    Edit Note: to answer your centerpiece question….yes I have but when ever I did it was always at the end of the night when the bride is like “no of this is coming home with me take what you want!” LOL!

    Post # 9
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @beatriz: I’ve been to Mexican parties where this always happens! The newer generation (my cousins and I) have been out spoken and have said this won’t be ok at our wedding. It’s OK to take the centerpiece but please wait til the reception is over!

    To add to the craziness..I’ve been to parties where people sneak in their own tequila. Also, I’ve attended a family party where they did not have chile or salsa that was spicy enough. My mom was having a crisi because their was no chile! Then my grandma tells her not to worry because she had some and pulled some out of her purse! lol

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Paprika: Just rude! She posted this under “Latino” so obviosuly she was not looking for opinions on whether HER traditions are tacky.

    Post # 12
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @beatriz: no! , my grandma carries her own chile peppers (chile de mata) everywhere with her because she says ” la comida no es buena sin un chilito” she cracks me up, but I can’t tell her anything because shes my grandma!

    Post # 15
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Venezuelan receptions are fun and different, for example:

    -it is “tradition” to take the centerpiece home if you wish at the end of the party. They are designed with this in mind (usually moms and grandmoms have the priority)

    -we don’t designate seats everyone just sits wherever they want as they arrive to the reception because we don’t stay at the actual tables for too long as soon as the room fills up with all the guests we start dancing and almost 90% of all guest dance even the kids and the elderly. Also we just talk so much and tend to wander to different tables, and everybody seems to know each other all the time.

    -there is always a “Mesa de Quesos” with a variety of cheese, deli, bread, and fruit. Also the  wedding cake and “Mesa de postres” dessert table. We don’t always serve dinner, sometimes it’s just hors d’ouvres, but if they do serve dinner it’s always a buffet with a salad bar.

    -we party hard, we eat a lot, we dance all night, we drink all night and around 5 am we serve soup to recover. LOL

    -Venezuelan women go all the way glamour we usually wear long beaded dresses and high heels, pro make up,”the works” unless it’s a beach wedding. And our dates match their ties to our dresses. (for example if i wear a purple dress he can wear a lilac or purple tie to match)

    -Venezuela may have great rums but the favorite is scotch and there is usually a new bottle and a waiter on every table when you arrive.

    -Children are always present and welcome at our weddings and they are allowed to hit the dessert stand as soon as they get there (of course the cake is off-limits) Many weddings have play areas for them but they usually run around dancing and jumping and eating.

    – When the bride and groom arrive they usually hit a photography stand for a while to greet their guests, “la novia”cries with her grandparents, they take pictures for a while then they prepare for their first dance.

    -There is always a band of live latino music who can do a variety set and wile they rest there is usually a dj. Music is very important to us.

    -After dinner around midnight we do “hora loca”(crazy hour). The bridesmaids hand out plastic beads, masks, feather boas, inflatable instruments etc and they play samples of a variety of music for people to laugh and have fun to. The bride and the groom wear oversized specialty hats and are usually drawn to the stage where the band is to lead the dancing.

    -sometimes they bring in specialty shows like brasilian samba dancers (garotas), or portuguese traditional dancers, or arabian belly dancers, or tipical venezuelan tropical drummers, people go crazy with these shows they are so much fun.

    -sometimes our grandmothers or moms do want to take food home and the waiter puts it to go for them In our culture, our grandparents are so beloved they can do pretty much anything they want.

    -the one thing that we don’t like amidst the crazy over the top fun…uninvited guests. If you weren’t invited we won’t ask you to leave but its not proper and nobody likes it. If you are a guest and an unexpected last minute date is needed be sure to call the bride and let her know, common courtesy is the perfect solution.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @carola150: So interesting to hear from a Venezuelan women! I like how it’s still rude for univited guest to show up. I’m not knowledgeable on Mexican weddings since I haven’t gone to a traditional wedding since I was like 11. 

    Does la novia literally cry? Or is just tradition to call it that?

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