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.
Many Bolivians will spend this time living together in the home of the groom's parents and on average they marry at about age 22-25.
After some time living together the couple will formally marry in the eyes of the government and the church.
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These godparents, one couple for each spouse, take on an important role in the couple's relationship (now and into the future) and are actively involved in the marriage ceremony.
In Chile the wedding rings are also exchanged at the engagement.
The elders bless the couple immediately after the wedding ceremony.
The first of these ceremonies is the civil ceremony, which legally marries the couple.
The church ceremony then takes place as does a large celebration that often lasts three days.
The caipirinha is made with cachaça, lime and sugar. All brides want to have great weather at their wedding.
That is why all future brides never eat directly from the pot in the weeks before the wedding.
After the wedding they'll have it on their left hand.