- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
I’m Mexican Catholic and FI’s Wiccan, so each tradition is important to us, but they’re so outwardly similar that I can’t fully justify to myself doing them both. I feel like we’d just look tied up from above the waist for part of the ceremony. We’re essentially having a secular ceremony with elements of both of our faiths/cultures. A reading from each, the lazo and arras, handfasting and jumping the broom, exchanging the rings.Is there any way to combine the two ceremonies? Will it look as silly as I think it will or could we do both? I’m also nervous about choosing one over the other.
There aren’t many “must-have” traditions in the Wiccan faith, so having the handfasting, the broom, and an outdoor ceremony were FI’s only requests. I also know that the lazo is important to me and my family. My mom’s already freaked out about the Wiccan side “winning.” I think she’d have a conniption fit if they was an uneven amount from each side. I’d like to keep the ceremony as balanced as possible. Should I drop the lazo and the broom and just have the arras and the handfasting?
I don’t quite know what to do here. Advice?