In some areas, primarily the Andes, there is a growing trend of young people moving out of their parents' house prior to marriage in order to find a job in a large city like Lima.
Most Peruvians have both a church wedding as well as a civil ceremony, because the government only recognizes the civil marriage, but culturally only the religious ceremony truly matters (but to have a church wedding you must be legally married first). Weddings in Peru are similar to weddings in many other countries, but there are no groomsmen or bridesmaids and they have a few interesting and unusual traditions.
There are plenty of pros to dating a Peruvian, though even I’ll admit, after many happy years with my Peruvian partner, that there are a few cons, too.
Whether you’ve gone on one date or ten, read up on my list of some of the pros and cons you should expect: 1.
For example, you can choose to speak English during the week and Spanish on the weekends.
Divorce is not allowed in Chile (although an annulment can be made) so couples almost always remain together for life with their growing families, which tends to end with two children, although some couples only have one and others have more kids.
Once a couple decides to marry, most Chileans have two wedding ceremonies: a civil ceremony in a government office attended by a few people and a religious ceremony held in a church.
The church ceremony is generally more formal and is often attended by a large group of people.
The bride often wears white and the groom a traditional Chilean outfit including a Your Guide to Chile: ● Chile Page ● Culture & Identity - Food, Dining, & Drinks - Ethnicity, Language, & Religion - Relationships, Marriage, & Family - Social Life - Architecture ● History ● Geography, Weather, & Wildlife ● Blogs and local wines), and dancing.
This often begins late and ends at - am the next day, sometimes with breakfast.