DR wedding traditions
Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:14 AM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:08 PM
Here is what Deyanira wrote me:
I hope you are doing well.
Being honest, this is not a tradition that we Dominican have or do a lot. However, we can gladly perform the coins ceremony for you if desired. Please, find its history below:
The custom of the wedding unity coins originated in Spain. The madrina de arras holds the thirteen gold unity coins (arras) are given to the bride by the bridegroom, signifying he will support her. Often presented in ornate boxes or gift trays, this represents the bride’s dowry and holds good wishes for prosperity. These coins become a part of their family heirloom.
The most practiced ceremony is the Sand Ceremony.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:10 PM
The Unity Sand Ceremony is one of the most popular elements in today's weddings. Often taking the place of the traditional unity candle ceremony. The Sand Ceremony is much better suited to outdoor and beach settings! These Sand Ceremony vases can be personalized with names, dates, monograms and even logos.
Like the unity candle, the sand is used to symbolize the uniting of the bride and groom. Their separate lives are symbolized by two vials of sand (usually different colors). After the exchange of rings, the officiant explains the meaning of the Unity Ceremony. The Bride and Groom then come together, and pour into one vial, the two individual vials of sand. Their flowing together symbolizes the joining of the couple as they share their first experience of unity as husband and wife. The newly formed union is represented by the intertwined pattern of sand created by the couple. This symbol is then a keepsake of your wedding day.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:50 PM
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