order of ceremony for mixed culture

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The lazo represents the “union” part of the ceremony, similar to handfasting, or even the candle. Traditionally there is a prayer said at this point, which could easily be replaced by a more neutral reading – or speech and you can of course, play background music. 

Also, ideally it is not a “rope” but a beautiful, usually beaded piece. Yes, a fancy string, technically. 

You are sort of repeating yourself here with the unity candle AND the lazo, but the lazo is one of the most important parts, so I don’t see the mom giving it up. 

Additionally, I would point out, that in having the ceremony in only English, regardless of programs, you are indeed showing favoritism to one side. Can you have someone else to co-officiate? A priest could technically do a “blessing” of some sort. 

FYI – Planning a mixed culture ceremony myself – am the Catholic Latina part in my wedding. 

 

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