In the month of October, I noticed an increase in bilingual ceremonies. Anywhere from young couples to seasoned couples and everything in between are wanting to have their wedding ceremony in bilingual. This is mostly due to couples wanting their guests to understand and be part of their ceremony. Furthermore, interracial couples are finding love.
Coming from an Hispanic background and bilingual, I understand the customs and traditions of the Hispanic weddings. Yes, different Hispanic countries have some nuances in their traditions, But overall, the ceremony format is similar.
I forecast that bilingual ceremonies in Santa Barbara will increase the next couple of years by tenfold. I am fortunate that I have retained my Spanish. The wedding and ring vows are usually conducted in bilingual because this is the most important part of the ceremony. Blessings are conducted in Spanish or in English. A tradition in Hispanic weddings are where I invite the parents to issue a blessing. They usually will make the sign of the cross over the couples and share some personal words. It is a beautiful tradition that I hope will continue in the generations to come.
Wishing you mucha felicidad en su matrimonio!
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Peace and love,
Alma Rose, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Santa Barbara Officiant x