(Closed) Latino/Catholic ceremony traditions without the mass?

posted 9 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m catholic and Latin, my boyfriend is white and Baptist, but we both attend a non-denominational church. We are not having a Catholic mass, but we are incorporating the lasso and coins out of respect for my traditional family. They are very pleased with it and so am I, I love what it represents and when I told my fiance, he loved the idea as well. I don’t think it would be disrespectful at all! If it’s something you both want, I say do it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

We are doing this too (Latino/Catholic traditions in Lutheran ceremony).  I don’t think incorporating them would be disrespectful.  I have yet to work out the details, but when I do I will be sure to write a post on it!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hmmm, I always thought the lasso and coins were more of a Latino tradition than Catholic anyway?  If not, then I have definitely seen non-Catholics incorporate these traditions into non-Catholic ceremonies.  And it was just as beautiful and meaningful as if it had been in a Catholic ceremony!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I agree, I think is only disrespectful when you do it with a bad intention, you’re not making fun of it. You are incorporating it to your big day because you like it or it means something to you. I see no bad intention there. I think is going to be really pretty. Saludos!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi…

I’m Catholic and my parents are Mexican and very TRADITIONAL Catholics. That being said I want to say with certainty that this is more of a Latino tradition than a Catholic tradition.

Next time I meet with our priest I will ask him but for the mean time I say you can as long as you do it respectfully.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m so glad that you posted this.  I am in the same boat as you are with your thoughts of Catholicism.  My Fiance is not baptized either.  Therefore, we are having a garden ceremony with an uncle’s friend as our officiant.  I would also like to incorporate the lasso and jaras.  I would like to surprise my family with this though and not ask them about it.  Even though I am mexican/catholic and am familiar with both of those things, are they any specific rules or things that need to be said to incorporate them into the wedding?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The Laso and Jaras are not a part of the Catholic Sacrament of Marriage. They are more or less like eveyone has said on the board a mexican (or latin) tradition. They are symbolic and you really dont have to incorporate them into your mass if you dont want to. Unless you ask abuelita and she will tell you that they are part of the ceremony. We will be having them in our mass we love what they represent and my parents have done them and would love the tradition to continue.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Miss Hot Sause; Not at all i think it would be a very cute idea. My FH and I are still contemplating who the padrinos will be but i too would like the someone that has been married for sometime…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think your Catholic family might enjoy the fact that you are integrating the customs aside from the fact that you arent in the Church. I hope to do the same since we have a similar situation since FH was married in the Church before ( but I didnt mind since I have always wanted to get married outside & sort of P.O. at the fact that Catholic priest wont marry you outside of Catholic church & the cost of Catholic weddings) Anyways, go for it. Your relationship with whateve God you believe in is "yours" and your FH’s – spirituality and religion shouldnt stop at the Church steps – its something people should carry through their life & express as they so please. Hope this helps.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was also raised Catholic and my Fiance is 7th Day Adventist, from Jamaica – we are having an outdoor non-religious ceremony but I am def incl a lasso and arras because I think it’s a beautiful tradition that I would never want to be married without! It’s your wedding, do you want : )

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