Post # 1
So we are planning on doing la vibora de la mar at our reception instead of the boring U.S.-style bouquet toss but I don’t know what song to use. Most of my girlfriends (most of whom are from the North of Mexico near Monterrey) say there is a special song but that they can’t remember what it is; a couple have implied that there are multiple options and that it might be regional (FI’s family is from Tabasco). Does anyone know what song or songs are typically played?
Also, as many times as I have seen this done I can’t remember exactly how it works…all the girls run through, bouquet thrown, guys do their thing, garter thrown–I think. Is that right? Is it the same song or different?
Post # 3
THere is a specific song! OMG I had completely forgoten about that. I can’t think of the song but it goes something like “agarence de la mano” or something like that.
So the guys do their run and then the groom gets the garter and throws it. Then it’s the women, but I actually do not think it matters if the guys go first of the girls go first, and they do the snake thing. Then the bride throws her bouquet. The guy and the girl that catch the items do some kind of dane together right? My wedding is going to be too small for all these games so I hadn’t even thought about it. Good luck and if I can figure out the name of the song I will let you know. Actually won’t the DJ know this? Check with your DJ.
Post # 4
@estrellastar: “La vibora de la mar” but you can play any music or ask the dj or banda to play a fast moving one. Just remember to get the guest up because at some weddings the guests are to embrassed and don’t want to participate.
For my sisters wedding we had the vibora and she tossed her bouquet. Normally in all the bodas Mexicanas that I have attended the guys toss the garter first than the girls turn or vice versa but normally the guys go first so that it is a surprise whom he gets (la abuelita en some cases)