Item description for Viva el amor: The Latino Wedding Planner, A Practical Guide for Arranging a Traditional Ceremony and a Fabulous Fiesta by Edna R. Bautista...
Overview Provides advice, information, and suggestions on how to incorporate traditional Latino rituals and customs into the wedding ceremony, create a bilingual service, devise a traditional Latino menu, and handle related questions.
Publishers Description From incorporating family rituals and cultural traditions into your wedding to booking a "heritage honeymoon," "Viva el Amor" is the only book that the Latina bride-to-be will need to plan a fabulous fiesta while celebrating the sacred bond of marriage. With the inspiring ideas, realistic timetables, and practical advice of "Viva el Amor, " brides and their families will discover -- and rediscover -- the wealth of Latino traditions that add depth and meaning to a wedding ceremony, and find ways to add modern touches. In an entertaining and informative style, Edna R. Bautista explains the significance of such customs as the thirteen coins "(las arras)" and the cord "(el lazo)" used in the marriage ceremony, the selection of godparent-sponsors "(padrinos)" for support during the nuptial festivities, and the Latina-Catholic tradition of carrying three bridal bouquets. All the practical aspects of making the day perfect are here, too, including:
Preparing a wedding-planning calendar
Setting up a reasonable budget and gift registry
Planning a menu of traditional foods
Adorning the wedding party in traditional cultural dress and accessories
Choosing music for the reception that will appeal to both young and old guests With all the steps involved in planning a customary Latino-Christian wedding or an interfaith one -- from ethnic dances to the toast -- "Viva el Amor" is indispensable. This bilingual book is all the Latina bride-to-be will need to plan the wedding of her dreams.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
ISBN 0743213815 ISBN13 9780743213813
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More About Edna R. Bautista
Edna R. Bautista, an award-winning writer and educator, is certified as a wedding specialist by Weddings Beautiful Worldwide, a division of the National Bridal Service. She has worked as a bridal consultant at Bridal Classiques in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now serves on the editorial advisory panel of Wedding Bells magazine. Dr. Bautista is a journalism and intercultural communications professor in New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about Viva el amor: The Latino Wedding Planner, A Practical Guide for Arranging a Traditional Ceremony and a Fabulous Fiesta?
Not much different from any other wedding book Jan 4, 2007
Although this book is supposed to be helpful guide, the author manages to group most Latinos into one large culture to discuss. As another reviewer states, when the author is not writing about Latinos in general, she seems to know and write more about Mexican culture. I am looking for a guide that would help me plan a wedding with Cuban traditions, and though this book is not insightful in that area, I did find the section on how to format an invitation in the traditional "Y" layout helpful. If I had seen this in a bookstore, I would have not bought it and only taken notes on the invitation area. I would not recommend this book, yet unfortunately, it is the only book I know of that makes an effort to write about Latino weddings.
Great for someone else. Aug 30, 2005
I jumped at the idea of buying this book because I wanted to get tips for planning my New York based- Latino wedding. Clearly for someone like me who is from a Latino/Caribbean country it was not particularly helpful. Most of the book focused on what I characterize as more Mexican traditions. I can't really say that any of the vendors or sites that they suggest are good ones for New Yorkers or those of us that live in the Northeast. I'd love to find a book that focused more on Cuban, Dominican or Puerto Rican wedding traditions. I guess I'll have to keep searching.