Post # 1
I am from Spanish (not mexican, athough my children are mixed) desent. I am getting re married in a few weeks and would like information on spanish brides coustoms.
I know that in a spanish wedding the bride wears black to symbolize the part in the vows that states “till death do us part!”
Howeve what about their ring? Are there black diamond or onyx in them. Any help would be greatly apperciated.
Post # 3
I think spanish is pretty broad and depends on where you or the person your married is from. Argentina for example would be different from a gal from Puerto Rico.
Any idea which culture you would like to draw from?
Post # 4
Hello Mrs. Argentina:
I am wanting to look into drawing insperation from Spain, for my family comes from there.
I know about the black dress and the veils, however the ring is my question?
Post # 5
Personally, I have never heard of specific ring stones for Spain, other than making sure you use a traditional “band” typically gold. They don’t do diamonds and things like the US. they may be trending towards that today, but if you are ultra traditional just use bands.
Also if possible, I would get in-touch with you family from Spain.
In Spain, the alianza (wedding ring) is worn on the ring finger of the right hand (except in Catalan).
Post # 6
I have to say that I knew that the wedding band is worn on the right hand (as per we were ours on the left), but I once recall hearing about the bands themselves and what they represented.
In that comment I am refering to the stones. It can be hard to figure all this out!
Thank you for your help!
Post # 7
I have never heard of the stones meaning anything in Spanish tradition. All of my family has white diamonds, or just plain bands. Yes, they do wear them on the right hand rather than the left.
Why not try to incorporate a few traditional Spanish influences into the ceremony, such as the mantilla being wrapped around you, or the passing of the coins? How about wearing a peineta and veil? Or carrying a fan rather than a bouquet?
I have also not seen the black tradition done in a VERY long time… modern Spanish brides all wear white these days.
Post # 8
I am Mexican however also have the Spanish citizenship since my mom and dad are from Burgos Spain. By tradition in Spain the bride and groom used to long ago wear the traditional local dressing which some are black, they also used to wear a black skirt but they do not use black dresses today, I don’t even think that I have ever seen a wedding with a black dress.
Something that it is traditional in a Spanish wedding is a Mantilla as a veil, I am going to wear my mom’s in mine. Arras is another tradition it is 13 coins that the husband gives to the wife and back during the church ceremony, mine are gold coins that were used during my grandmother wedding. EL Corte Ingles sells them on line too.
The rings are called Alianzas and neither my mom or me have ever heard of a tradition with stones, they are same as in the USA but we wear them on the right hand. Spain is a country with many cultures so you will need to see if it is specific of a part of Spain.
Post # 9
I Spain is considered European, so I don’t think the Spaniards traditions will be the same as Central/South American traditions. So I’m not sure what their traditions are.