An old person makes a speech reminding the couple of their duties in the marriage.The elders bless the couple immediately after the wedding ceremony.
Argentinians usually do not have engagement parties.
But if they happen, they are more private, family affair. The presents bride and groom get can be opened in front of guests. In Argentina parents or grandparents sometimes give the gold (in the form of an old gold chain or something like that) for the new wedding ring to be made.
Then they use those candles to light a third one together.
This candle is the symbol of their unity, new life in which they'll share everything.
The first women to date, many of whom were raised by ultra-proper Victorian mothers, risked jail time in doing so.
"In the eyes of the authorities," Weigel writes, "women who let men buy them food and drinks or gifts and entrance tickets looked like whores, and making a date seemed the same as turning a trick." reports that "petting" joined the national lexicon in the 1920s, later defined by sexologist Alfred Kinsey as "deliberately touching body parts above or below the waist," writes Weigel.
During the exchange of rings at the wedding ceremony engagement rings are replaced by wedding rings.
Still sometimes the couple keeps engagement rings and wears them together with the wedding ring.
In Brazil it is tradition that the happy couple gives presents to parents. At the wedding reception in Brazil the bride often walks from table to table carrying a basket with "lembrancinhas".
Each guest gets little object which serves as kind of "souvenir" of the wedding.
Brazilian bride should arrive at the place where the wedding ceremony is held 10 minutes later than it is scheduled. People at Brazilian weddings often drink cocktail "caipirinha".