jane asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 decade ago

Can someone please explain the roles of a padrino and madrina?

Some good friends of ours from Mexico are getting married and have asked that we be madrina and padrino. They explained it a little and I looked it up online, but got a million different explanations. Can someone please help me out??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Madrina - Godmother

    Padrino - Godfather


    Being a Madrina/Padrino for a wedding or quince means that you're responsible for making a contribution, whether it be money (for larger items) or by purchasing the item(s) assigned to you.

    Most weddings/quince's have more than one Madrina/Padrino for things like:


    Ballroom (salon)


    because they're the pricey items, so if you're being assigned for that, ask what you'll be responsible for. It's not rude to want to know how much this is going to cost you.

    So in a nutshell, you're a sponsor!

    Source(s): fair share of playing the "Madrina" role
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  • mcevoy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Padrinos Responsibility

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  • 1 decade ago

    depends what it is... Padrinos Of What?

    padrinos In marriage means you compromise on buying the stuff they need for their wedding.

    U know what kind of Padrinos they have asked you


    Padrinos De Musica.. they pay everything which regards to music

    Padrinos de Comida They pay food

    so and so on

    good luck i hope i have helped

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  • Nancy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    For starters, most Protestants agree that it is acceptable to venerate (or bestow honor upon) the Mother of God. Some nice common ground there. The difference comes in at prayer. With that in mind, going Sola Scriptura style: The saints in Revelation are clearly aware of what is happening on earth. If that is so, then one might logically surmise that, if someone said something to them, they might also hear communications from earth. Prayer is a tool that can be used to communicate. The prayer in question does not imply worship, as it is more akin to talking.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Padrino is a godfather

    Madrina is the godmother.

    Same thing you do.

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  • 4 years ago

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    When we “pray to Mary” we are merely asking Mary to pray for us in exactly the same way as when we ask another Christian to pray for us. And just like most Christians ,when we are in need of prayer we ask those we consider to be closest to God. If I need prayer for healing for my mom with cancer I will not ask the drug dealer on the corner or even a nominal Christian to pray for me. Instead, I ask the holiest Christians I know. After all, James 5:16 says, “the fervent prayer of a righteous man is very powerful”.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not surprised that they didn't explain enough for you to really understand- after all, they would feel pretty awkward just coming out and saying "we want you to pay for the singer at our wedding."

    I'm not saying that it's wrong, but there's nothing quite like explaining a cultural tradition to make you see it at face value.

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