Like Belgian marriages, an Argentinean church ceremony is not legally binding.
A couple should have a civil marriage service, which is the legal solemnization, which usually takes place the day before a church ceremony.
Originally based on material contained in the "Put Your Best Foot Forward" series of books by Mary Murray Bosrock.
Argentina is a great country of mixed heritage, influences and some vibrant and varied customs.
Other religions practised in Argentina include Judaism and Protestant faiths, so a church wedding will involve the customary rites of the relevant faith. In any of the relevant faith ceremonies, the wedding rites take part within a special mass or sermon, which can be very long.
Some Argentine wedding services can be up to 2 hours long but at the other end of the scale, some can be very, very brief!
Generally though, all the accoutrements of Catholic and Christian wedding attire might be expected, including that white dress, full veil and bouquet.
Predominantly Catholic (93%), families are highly valued and hold conservative values.
Meeting and Greeting Especially for Women While machismo persists in Argentina, it is being challenged and women are gaining visibility and influence in politics and business.
Argentine businesswomen are similar in status to North American businesswomen.
Adapted from material compiled by Window on the World, a cross-cultural training and consulting firm.
One of the most dominant traditions when it comes to Argentinean weddings is the handmade with love aspect of much of the planning.