Becoming a couple's sponsor is both an honor and a responsibility. Sponsors that are chosen by the couple as mentors and role models, and sponsors that volunteer a gift to the couple.
Mentor or role model sponsors are usually a successfully married couple.
These sponsors are chosen as an exemplary model of what the couple hopes to become.
They usually witness the religious ceremony and/or the civil registry of the couple.
Alternatively, indigineous brides would craft their dresses according to their local traditions and customs, many times incorporating imagery elements of good luck, fertility, and prosperity.