Post # 1
My mom was telling me in our heritage it is commonplace for “compadres” It is like a godparent. But when it comes to the wedding these people sponsor parts the wedding. Mostly aunts and great aunts contribute I think. For example, my grandma is paying for the cake, my aunt is paying for the DJ and invitations, a friend is paying for my shoes. Does anyone else have compadres?
Post # 3
“Padrinos” is a Catholic/Mexican tradition.
I’m Christian, but I used to be Catholic, I had padrinos in my Quinceanera. It’s not called “compadres” is called “padrinos”. Padrinos is the Spanish name for sponsors. “Compadres” is the relationship they have with your parents. This relationship is usually used if you have a Sponsor/Padrino for a baptism or a first communion sometimes for weddings..
Anyhow I’m not having padrinos because we are getting married in a Baptist church. We are paying for the wedding ourselves. My parents are helping and his parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner and honey moon.