Bautista, Edna R.
Adult Nonfiction HQ745 .B38 2000
Summary: The only book of its kind, this bilingual guide brings the ever-growing Latino audience information, tips, and advice on everything from introducing traditional rituals in a modern-day wedding to planning a "heritage honeymoon". A wedding is a wonderfully appropriate occasion to celebrate the cultural customs passed down through generations. Viva el amor is designed to help brides and their families discover -- and rediscover -- the wealth of Latino traditions that add depth and meaning to a wedding ceremony. In an entertaining and informative style, Edna R. Bautista explains the significance of such age-old customs as the coin thirteen (las arras) and the cord (el lazo) used in the ceremony, the selection of godparent-sponsors (padrinos), and the Latina-Catholic tradition of carrying three bridal bouquets. All the practical aspects of a making the day perfect are here, including: -- Preparing a wedding-planning calendar -- Setting up a reasonable budget and gift registry -- Attending to specific religious requirements -- Writing a bilingual service -- Devising a traditional Latino menu With suggestions for great honeymoons -- including exploring the ancient Aztec, Maya and Inca civilizations or cruising along the coastline of Spain -- ideas for fiesta foods, and more, this bilingual book is the only one that the Latina bride-to-be will need.
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