Throwing rice at the bride and groom as they walk out of their ceremony for prosperity.
Groom removes several garters from the bride's leg and then a single male puts it back on a single female.
The highlight of every party is when the 'Carnaval Carioca' starts.
Writing the names of the single friends inside the dress to help them find a partner.
No party is a party without "bem-casado," a typical sweet.
Female guests pull strings out of the wedding cake to reveal little charms. Whoever gets the wedding band will be the next to marry.
Brides wear two or three dresses: One for the ceremony, another for the dinner and a final one for the party.
Friends of the groom 'steal' the bride and take her to a bar to drink. Once the groom finds them, he has to pay the bill.
At the reception people smash dishes on the floor for good luck!
The bride and groom will perform a ‘money dance,’ where guests throw bills for prosperity.
People usually wear the claddagh ring - if you're not in a relationship, the heart points out, if you are, the heart points in.
There's a saying: 'Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man'
At the reception a glass is broken, the number of pieces of glass symbolizes the number of happy years the couple will have.
Couples tie a knot in front of the wedding chapel to symbolize their unity.
Bridal henna (also known as mehndi) is used to decorate the bride's hands.
Female friends help apply them during a mehndi party prior to the wedding.