The “capia” is a wedding souvenir that the bride gives to her guests. The one pictured is from our wedding. I still have a few that I’m keeping. These capias are truly special, they are a labor of love, a gift from Mami. She made them in Puerto Rico, and brought them to me for our wedding.
The “capia” is made with a thin satin ribbon with the bride’s & groom’s name; and wedding date engraved on them. The ribbon is placed on a lace or other material with a decorative piece on top. A pin is included so that the bride can put it on her guests as a corsage or boutonniere. This way the bride is able to see all her guests, and give them a wedding souvenir.
Featured on Worldwide Culture Swap: “Puerto Rico – The Capia Custom.”