At that time the groom is surrounded and blindfolded by the single men, who then spin him around and then the groom puts his top hat on the next bachelor to marry.
Before I go any further I will state clearly that I love Venezuelan men.
I am friends with many Venezuelan guys through my salsa academy I have attended for two years.
The bride and groom then present each other with gifts.
Once they are in bed together the priest comes in to bless them one last time and the couple drink from bridal cups to seal their marriage. First a matchmaker puts the couple together and arranges for the dowry to be paid.
Next, the wedding ceremony takes place and lastly, is the "Atgriztai" or coming back.
This occurs as the bride and groom return to the bride’s parent’s home and the bride is greeted as a guest rather than a member of the family.
In the past weddings lasted as long as 3 days with ceremonies performed each day, until the 3rd day when the couple would join hands and declare their love for one another 3 times.
This was followed by the binding of their hands by a priest, who then declared them married.
I am so happy and thankful that I have these guys in my life. there are quite a few things you should know before you start dating a Venezuelan man!