Colombian Wedding Traditions
Colombian Wedding Cake

Every country has its wedding traditions. Colombia is not without plenty of its traditions for matrimonial ceremonies.

While each wedding tradition is unique to the family and couple that practices it, there are general similarities that run throughout Colombian wedding traditions.

The most well known Colombian wedding tradition is the Serenata, or serenade.

The Serenata is a pre-wedding tradition in Colombia in which the groom surprises the bride with a serenade (this often happens after she has gone to sleep).

Often the Serenata involves a band and a surprise party with the friends and family of the bride and groom.

The band sings some songs, but the groom must also serenade his bride with songs of his own.

The Serenata can last all through the night, and often involves drinking copious amounts of aguardiente, the traditional Colombian liquor.