Las arras matrimoniales are 13 coins often gifted from los padrinos y madrinas, or wedding godparents. After the blessing and exchange of rings, the priest blesses these 13 coins and the groom presents it to the bride as a symbol of his commitment to care for her and their home.
Once you have selected your padrinos, make sure to meet with your priest and make sure he incorporates this ceremony into your wedding mass. Talk to the priest about personalizing this tradition to represent you as a couple. There are many variations of this ancient custom, from incorporating coins from different countries to repeating promises in Spanish.
So I'm having a Spanish wedding and we have a padrino and a madrina. I'm not sure how to translate this into English. I've never heard of this before until my fiancé's family said we needed to have one. Do any of you know what a madrina and padrino would translate into These Aden not the bridesmaid. 59ce067264