Post # 1
I’m trying to make a Mexican lazo de boda. So far I braided together some silver accented rope, and Fiance picked out the flowers I should decorate it with. Based on pictures I’ve seen, I’m supposed to make a small bunch of flowers and attach it to the rope where the figure-8 meets in the middle. The problem is, if I just tie the flowers to the rope, the flowers will hang upside down and not look very pretty! How do I prevent this?
I’ve never been to a Mexican wedding and I’ve never seen anyone use a lazo de boda before. I’m really at a loss visualizing how this is supposed to work. Any help would be appreciated!
Post # 3
From pictures available online, I would suggest you lay a bunch of flowers on the left side of the middle with the flowers to the left and stems going to the right-secure this bunch in several places.
Do the same with another bunch, only this time the flowers are to the right, stems going to the left. Secure in several places.
Now cover the stems in the middle with another smaller bunch of flowers. You might include a ribbon bow behind this bunch of flowers.
Post # 4
Your DIY lazo is coming out beautiful from what I can see. Make sure that the lazo is evenly divided in half with flowers, hanging rosary figure or as you please so that when you both are kneeling and the padrinos de Lazo place it over you bodies it looks great. Ensure that the size is not to big so that it keeps falling down to where you have to keep adjusting it or vice versa that it is so tiny that you feel that you have been lasoed in and pass out.
Suggestion for the drupping flower:
Hot glue the flowers you will probably need to take them off the stem leave. Hot glue the leaves first leave some extras. Than hot glue the flower heads. For the extra leaves place them around. However you will probably need to do the the entire section meaning the front and back of each lazo where the flowers are placed.
What I am doing for mY Lazo
I am going down to the swapmeet “yes I love the Swapmeet where I eat my churros y doritos with chile and limon” to purchase some rosarios (pre-made rosary) like the ones my grandma uses for church however they are like necklaces so I will probably purchase about 6 or 7 of them and cut them up and hot glue one strand to the other and the effect you get is the same one you see from those expensive glass or arcylic clear beads . All I am paying is $20 since each rosary is $2-$3 and TAX free
Post # 5
@beatriz: Thanks for the tips! I actually just finished the lazo de boda… and I did use hot glue! 🙂 I’ll post pictures when I have a chance.
Post # 6
Jen we think alike now make sure you test it out . You will need 4 people 2 to be lassoed in and the two to act as the padrinos.