There’s a lot of different ways weddings are celebrated here (just like in any other country), but there’s several ways Chileans incorporate some tradition into their special days. Some use traditional music, clothes, dance, food, drinks, or the basic horse ride in “Victoria”. I’m not planning on adding all of those to our wedding, but I thought I should share them .
First, our “Huaso Chileno” (this would be our version of the “American Cowboy”).
Our national dance, the “Cueca” (I know, it sounds funny but it’s pretty):
The traditional “Huaso and China” clothes (this is a very popular Chilean traditional dance group called “Bafochi“. They perform all over the world and here you can see the normal “elegant girl” outfit in our national colors here, but usually it’s just black and white):
I’ve seen a lot of weddings where the groom is dressed in a “Huaso” outfit and the bride in a normal white dress and they do a small horse parade (I think it’s really cute), but Mr. Poodle would not know what to do in those clothes… LOL.
Courthouse weddings are a very popular option here, but instead of having the ceremony at the courthouse, usually people go to their homes and perform the ceremony (usually a really quick one). This is how my parents got married—they just signed the papers and had a quick cocktail. But I always wanted the white dress .
But of course, there’s the normal Santiago wedding, as well. It’s not much different than any other wedding in any other city.
Are you going to have (or did you have) a multicultural wedding? What things did you incorporate from your or your SO’s culture?