(Closed) Felicidades! Any advice on Cuban Weddings?

posted 8 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m 100% Cuban (and Fiance is 50/50 German/Hungarian) and we aren’t doing much that isn’t about the food / drink … as I understand it, the Cuban traditions are mostly religious (Catholic weddings) and for that I think there’s the arras (money), lasso, and the mantilla … but don’t quote me on that, we’re having a civil ceremony.

The only non-ceremony tradition I can think of is the money dance, which many countries (including Germany actually) have, but no one seems to actually do these days.

That said, here’s what we’re doing:

– having a coffee cart that has Cuban coffee and cortaditos (as well as cappuchinos, mochachinos etc.)

– mojitos! as signature drink (although to tell you the truth, not many cubans drink this) … another signature drink (or ‘suggested drink’ which is what we’re doing) is Cuba Libre (rum & coke)

– this one I want to do, but don’t know if it’s in the budget yet: just before midnight, our guests will be able to get a “medianoche” (literally: midnight) sandwich as a snack (it’s a sweet bread plus cheese and I think sliced pork).

 

Hope that helps!

 

Post # 5
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180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Welcome to the hive, and happy planning to you too! I just thought of something else. This is really popular in South Florida (which is where we’re having our wedding) but we aren’t doing it: hiring a cigar roller to roll cigars for your guests and then you have personalized matches as favors for your guests. It’s on the pricey end though.

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