La Víbora de la Mar (the Sea Serpent) is a Mexican wedding game where guests dance with the bride and groom in a weaving line. After a few
verses of song, two chairs are brought to the dance floor and the bride and groom stand on them, holding a flag, tablecloth, or bride's veil or train between them. The men surround the bride and groom, holding them up, while the women weave among them, keeping the sea serpent together and trying to knock the groom to the ground.
After the reception, Mario and his friends built a bonfire and encircled it with chairs. A stock pot full of coffee was brought outside to complement a giant bag of chicharrones. The bridesmaids hung French postcards with Marie and Mario's address for guests to take and mail throughout their first year of marriage.