What is a "despedida de soltera"?

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According to WeddingsAtWork.com, the Filipino tradition of a "despedida de soltera" is a send-off party, which is similar to a bachelorette party. It is hosted by the bride's family and held before the wedding in honor of the bride-to-be. The phrase "despedida de soltera" literally translates to "goodbye to spinsterhood."

A despedida de soltera can be a formal dinner or a casual get-together. The event is held to celebrate the blessings and agreement of the bride's family for the upcoming union. It may also serve as a way for both families to meet for the first time. The groom, the wedding entourage and friends and family from both sides of the wedding party are typically invited to get to know each other before the wedding.

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A Despedida de Soltera is the Filipino equivalent to an American bachelorette party, a custom where the bride celebrates with female family members and friends prior to her wedding.
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"Despedida de soltera" translates from Spanish to English as
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It is the party for the bride about a month before the wedding. It is only for girls, who bring her presents for her new house. It is usually in the afternoon, a dinner is served,
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