Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:09 PM
Are any of you going to incorporate something cuban into your wedding?
I like the idea that a lot of Mexican brides are doing - with having maraca favors that the guests shake at the reception to have the bride and groom kiss - but I feel like maracas are much more a Mexican thing than Cuban.
The only specifically cuban thing I can think of is cigars - but most of my family doesn't smoke, and I can't really figure out how to incorporate that into the wedding anyway!
So are you incorporating something Cuban into your wedding? Either into the ceremony itself, or as favors or something?
Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:36 PM
Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:03 AM
I probably will get cigars for some people - but almost noone I know smokes, so getting them for everyone wouldn't really be cost-effective.
Is there anything else anyone is doing?? Its kind of a neat topic...
Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:05 AM
Right after the ceremony, it is Cuban tradition to have something sweet, to begin the honeymoon, this is why we had the cake right after, served along with champagne and cigars.
As few of our family/friends are smokers, we opted to use the small cigarellos (purchased in town before the wedding), and brought with us (classic 70's style) box matches with our names on it.
The cigar/champagne/cake reception (before the actual dinner reception) was amazing. Check out my planning thread for an idea of how it all was pulled together on a timeline.
Here are some pix of the champagne/cigar reception.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:21 AM
- Cuba is all about the music, the same trio who played for your ceremony can be at the reception
- there is plenty of craft and nice souvenirs on the market in Varadero - they will make great wedding favor.
- you can learn to dance rumba and dance it for your first dance (or the second part of it)
-you can use Maracas (rattles) for the kissing game
-rent nice classic car for pictures or just do them in the city
Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:33 AM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:12 PM
I was going to package the coffee separately in plain coffee bags, getting personalized labels and pasting them on the bags, and then giving the coffee and scooper together as a favour. That's for here though. In Cuba, I would love to do a tray of Cuban cigars...I think that would be a great idea!
Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:07 PM
I like the idea of the maracas, and to me they ar more Cuban than Mexican. I have no idea how else we plan on tying Cuba into our wedding, but we do plan on it! Its great to see everyone else's ideas. Amarillis I liked you deas of something sweet right after!!!
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