Some of the customs are similar, such as throwing rice, but others are less familiar.
In line with most social events in Spain, most Spanish weddings start late (often the ceremony won't start until 7 p.m.) and finish very, very late (or early, depending on how you look at it).
Spanish weddings do not include bridesmaids or groomsmen.
The couple stands together at the altar with no one else in attendance. Also, the groom's mother accompanies him down the aisle.
Her smile and charm transcend language and cultural barriers. She loves the accent of the Argentinian guys just as much or more as you love the French girls’. She might also cook you a traditional healthy soup.
She’ll haggle with the foreign, non-Spanish-speaking guy who runs a stolen-things-and-more business in some dirty and dark corner of Barcelona until she can get you a pair of cool sunglasses for five euros instead of 30.
Now even your Spanish girlfriend, who never gave a damn about the sport, knows more (or thinks she knows more) about it than you.
She’s in love with Casillas and Piqué and Diego Costa.
You may be going to Spain on business, for a visit or even hosting Spanish colleagues or clients in your own country.
So if you ever dare to say — now that the team sucks again — how crappy they’re playing during some meaningless match, be aware that your lovely girlfriend will probably cut off your “footballs” while you sleep.
The Spanish have a reputation as a romantic people, smoldering with uncontrollable passion.
However, times have now changed and today's brides and grooms exchange the coins as a symbol of the wealth and finances they will equally share.
In Spain, the (wedding ring) is worn on the ring finger of the right hand.