Post # 1
just a little back story …. Ok so my fiance and i will be getting married at the reception site because there is a chapel located there , My Aunts husband will be marring us he is a Deacon at his church. My fiance is Puerto Rican and I am African-American/Mexican. In the Mexican culture they do (instead of the unity candle) the “lasso” which is a rosary with 2 loops to go around the bride and groom symoblizing the unity of them through their faith. my two questions are whether or not i should do it, because obviously the Deacon isnt of the Catholic faith, but my me and my fiances grandmothers, who are both catholic, would be the one putting it on? and 2 If i do decide to go with the “lasso” what do you think about me playing “the Prayer”, by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocceli during the “lasso” ceremony? Cheesy? I just don’t know because i want it to be reflecting of both of our cultures. Any and all comments Welcomed! Thank You
Soon – to – be Mrs P
Post # 3
i dont know about the songs- but i think the LASSO is a awesome idea- watch Our Family Wedding- mix of cultures and they still did it. I am christian of mixed races- my Fiance is catholic – there are diff items we will be bringing in for both cultures. Good luck 🙂
Post # 4
I love the lasso idea!!! I think it’s very cute!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
As long as your officiant is okay with the lasso idea, I see no reason not to include it in the ceremony.
Post # 6
Most officiants are more than willing to incorporate such traditions.
Post # 7
Do the lasso!
Is there anyway to play an instrumental version of the song? That way it’s more of a background addition, and not too distracting.
Post # 8
Great point , I like the song because it signifies just what the lasso is intended for, so im thinking to play a snippet of it while the Abuelas are getting up and going to the table to get it and then maybe playing the instrumental version during the praying
Post # 9
really? i’m so confused about everything lol