Dating and marriage customs in colombia

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For others, including many of the Aymara and Quechua, couples are expected to live together and start a family prior to marriage; today this is the norm in Bolivia.After living together for some time (up to three years) and often times having a child or two a couple will marry.Your Guide to Bolivia: ● Bolivia Page ● Culture & Identity - Food, Dining, & Drinks - Ethnicity, Language, & Religion - Relationships, Marriage, & Family - Social Life - Architecture ● History ● Geography, Weather, & Wildlife ● Blogs Through the marriage events, Godparents are often chosen for the wedding couple.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.More than just a party, this celebration also signifies the end of the courtship and the introduction of the young couple as adult members of the community.If they have not already, most couples will move into their own house at this time.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.

Wedding ring should be engraved with groom's name on bride's ring and vice versa.

After the wedding they'll have it on their left hand.

In Venezuela it is expected from the groom to ask his potential father-in-law for the permission before proposing.

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 Chile the wedding rings are also exchanged at the engagement.

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