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Latino Weddings That Went A Little Too Far In All Of The Right Ways

Latino weddings are lo mejor. We all grew up on telenovelas where the bride is whisked away on a white horse, and fountains erupt behind her, only to find out that she just unwittingly married her fiance’s evil twin brother. There’s always extravagance and there’s always a moment of aghast that creates enough chisme for two more generations to come. In real life, though, we have the same high expectations for the extraordinary romance and grandiosity of gesture of a novela without any of the drama. Life goals are to forever be the chismosa and never the chisme.

These Latino weddings are hard, cold proof that novelas have always been right. You can’t have over-the-top good energies without some over-the-top malo. We’re sorry, newlyweds. You’re the chisme, this time.

This bride who wanted to walk in on an actual white horse, and then fell off that actual white horse.

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They seem majestic as heck, but we imagine riding a horse actually required the whole cabellero get up for a reason. Riding a horse in a dress sounds like a challenge. Riding a horse in your wedding dress on your wedding day sounds like a receta for disaster.

Wow, watch this flaquito lifted up his bride during the adrenal rush of their first dance!

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After three minutes of absolute perfection, including a smoke bomb going off in the middle of their chicken dance, the groom decides to go for it. He lifts his wife up and she throws her arm up in the air. The victory! The adrenaline! Wait for it, because it all wears off.

The groom staggers and falls on top of his new wife.

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We have to give him some credit though. He never let go of her. He just went down with her. That’s what marriage is all about, right?

And we all know every Latino wedding needs to stash the kids somewhere…

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“Only at Mexican weddings..” tweets a guest. The banquet hall has a whole bouncy house in the banquet hall. 

I’m ready to see the professional photography of this wedding. 

We can be sure that was hands down the most fun wedding any niño or niña ever went to. 

It’s not what it seems.

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Sure, it seems like this is what wedding photographers do. They don’t use their zoom. They walk backward, just a foot away from the bride and groom, and snap a bunch of flash photography in their faces. That’s not even the over-the-top part…

The photographer ends the newlyweds walk out into the world by falling into a pool of holy water.

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Literally, the most romantic moment of all is ruined in a single splash. The photographer is walking backward, snapping photos, as the newlyweds start walking back down the aisle for the first time as a married couple. Then, he got his second baptism after falling into a pool of holy water. We hope they didn’t lose all their photos!

Meanwhile, this couple knows the exit is at least as important as the entrance to a wedding.

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Nope. They will not begin their marriage with a bunch of dusty old tin cans making a bunch of noise as they drive off into the sunset. This couple just hopped on a beautiful trajinera, and just had to keep grinning until they floated out of sight and could finally relax. That’s the way to end a wedding and start a marriage, in the best way.

This bride had her groom dress up as a charro, and we’re not mad about it.

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Instead of preserving the same old classic tux for all of eternity in a garbage bag in the closet, that outfit will bring back unique memories. Just imagine passing that suit down to their son, who will continue a very epic tradition.

Here’s the thing. Somos Latinos. We always go a little too far. Tradition might be important to maintain our culture and family values, but we get to evolve and make our mark on that tradition. To the brides and grooms-to-be, please, go crazy with your weddings. Celebrate love, even if it means you might fall off a horse, or, worse, fall on top of your bride. It’s the thought and energy behind it all that counts. Plus, if something goes a little wrong, it’s not always bad to be the chisme. Felicidades.

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This Viral Photo Is Forcing A Conversation About The Right Time To Share Relationship Info On Social Media

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This Viral Photo Is Forcing A Conversation About The Right Time To Share Relationship Info On Social Media

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“It’s not official until it’s on Instagram!” That’s the gag-ensuing line you hear when a couple goes from casually dating to 100 percent exclusive. The same goes for Facebook. If you’ve recently gotten married, the first thing you do is change your status from single to married. It’s a big deal especially to those that live on the internet. Changing your status on Facebook is every person’s dream — if, again, you want the whole world to know about your life. If you are indeed one of those people — and we’re not shaming anyone for it — the real question is: when do you make that online change? When do you choose to inform your Facebook friends that you’re finally officially married? Do you wait until you’ve gotten back from your honeymoon? Or do you do it sooner, perhaps on your wedding night? 

A couple named Danielle and James decided the perfect time to change their Facebook status from single to married was in the middle of their ceremony.

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The image was posted on a Facebook group titled “That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming” and was reported by the Daily Mail. The shamer covered the couple’s face and captioned the picture by writing, “Instead of doing a unity candle or sand ceremony, Danielle & James changed their Facebook statuses to ‘married.'” 

Now we can’t say for certain this couple chose to change their status to married at that exact time, but they are clearly on their phones while standing at the altar. As the publication notes, perhaps the couple used their cell phones to read their wedding vows. 

What’s interesting about this picture is that we can’t see the reaction of their wedding guests. We’d really love to know if they’re supportive during this moment or if they’re cringing at their disrespectful timing. 

The picture was posted on a wedding shaming Facebook group and sure enough, people mocked the couple’s “tacky” behavior.

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It’s ironic, however, that people on Facebook chose to make fun of them for being on Facebook. Sure, it’s terrible timing, but it just seems like everyone is on social media at all hours of the day. This couple simply chose to do it at the most special time in their life! 

So back to our original question: When should a couple update their Facebook status from single to married?

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Some people are simply too eager to let the world know they are officially married. It’s a big deal in life, and we suppose it is normal to want to show off and tell their Facebook friends how much they’ve grown up. 

So, it’s bad to change your status from single to married on the day after your wedding?

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People probably already know that you were going to get married anyway, right? So why not update your Facebook status and get it over with? What’s the harm in that? You know people who shame you for announcing to the world about big milestones are on their phones too, they’re just not telling you about their every move. 

To be honest, social media — especially on Facebook — is so intrusive about our life that it gives us all this pressure to update, and post, and overshare. 

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This woman is correct, Facebook has no chill. They already know our every move thanks to algorithms so we just play along because they give us no choice. 

For those that are just too busy to update their status. 

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The dumb thing about changing it later is that people are probably thinking, “yeah, we know you’re married.” 

When everyone and your kid knows you’re married, so you want to make it official like several years later. 

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This is kind of cute, especially if you have kids. 

Now, remember, if you are updating your Facebook friends about your personal business don’t forget you may have to also update them about the bad stuff too. 

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There’s nothing worse than changing your status from married to single for everyone to see. We can’t just share the good, we have to share the real stuff too, even if it hurts. Also, your friends are supposed to be there for you through the good and the bad, right? On Facebook though, it’s all pretty superficial so in the end, who cares what you post. It will just live on the internet forever. 

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7 Reasons Why Women Never Want To Get Married As Described In Quotes

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7 Reasons Why Women Never Want To Get Married As Described In Quotes

If you’re not married or don’t have kids, don’t fret because you’re not alone. It’s no secret that millennials are opting out of the typical societal norms like the whole wife/husband and kids thing. The reasons for this cultural shift in our country has a lot to do with finances. It simply costs too much to have a wedding and to have children. People are in knee-deep with debt, and the main thing they want to do is get a job and lead some kind of fruitful life — marriage is just not conducive to all of that.

Another thing to consider is that some just don’t want to get married. They see what marriage can do to a relationship, they know what it’s like to come from a broken home, so why go through that whole charade? The problem with remaining single, especially for Latinas is because we have added pressure! It’s so hard for Latinas to stay single because they’re pressured into marriage by their families.

However, in this day-in-age, people have to face reality: marriage isn’t for everyone.

To some, marriage is just another word for prison.

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Before marriage, a person could be described as truly free. You can come and go as you please. Travel wherever you want, leave your clothes on the floor, spend your own money on just you. After marriage, it is quite a different story. You can’t do sh*t without telling the other person. They need to know where you are 24/7. You are basically chained to that other person. What kind of life is that?

People are lying when they say they’re happy in their marriage.

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The only reason people ask you “so, when are you going to get married?” it’s only because they want you to be in this miserable club alongside them. It’s no fun to bitch and complain to friends who are happy in their single life. They want you to be sad too.

Your family shouldn’t dictate what you do with your life.

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Your family is at least partly to blame for the problems in your life. If they’re pressuring you to get married and to have kids just so it doesn’t reflect poorly on them, you can tell them they’re going to have to wait a very long time. Maybe forever.

Just because you marry someone, doesn’t mean a person is going to change for the better.

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One of the worst reasons to marry someone is if you think they will magically become someone different overnight. If he/she is messy before, they will be dirty after. If he/she was a cheater before, they will cheat later. If he/she eats like crap and doesn’t exercise, they will remain slobs afterward too. Yes, people can change for the better, but people do continue to be who they are regardless if they’re married or not.

If you’re already in love with someone, why change what isn’t broken?

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There are so many happy couples that have been together for ages and never got married. Maybe it’s just a Hollywood thing, but there has to be something to that. People who remain together, and are faithful to each other, despite having those rings or marriage license are the ones that are genuinely in love.

Do you really want to spend your entire life with this person?

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If your partner has issues, chances are, you do too. In fact, we all have so much baggage, and we carry that into every relationship. One question to ask yourself before you get married is: can I handle this person’s baggage, and can they handle mine? Real love is loving a person and accepting their flaws.

Let’s be real about why people genuinely get married.

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Here’s something that rarely gets said: you were born alone and you will die alone. We are not trying to be dark and gloomy about life, but people should not get married for the reason that they don’t want to be alone. People must accept who they are, where they are in their life, and work on themselves, before getting married. If you’re getting married because you don’t want to grow old alone, then get a dog, make friends, be a good person. Don’t dangle someone in just because you’re scared of being alone. That is utterly depressing.