Post # 1
I was wondering if having “padrinos” is mandatory for the catholic ceremony, if so it’s the case do you know if they have to be old married couples or can they be single friends who are/aren’t in couple ?
My wedding is in 2 months and I would love to ask people now if I can make my mind on who can actually be my padrinos
Any help would be much appreciated!
Post # 3
@lila2012: I am also having a catholic ceremony and I believe that the padrinos de iglesia do have to be married by the catholic church. It’s kind of like they are your role models for a good marriage.
Post # 4
I dont think it really matters. Although, some people will tell you that they have to be a married couple or that its best is they are older. I am catholic, my entire family is catholic, and my fiance is now catholic. My fiance decided to convert. His family is not catholic though (except for his paternal grandparents). He is also Puerto Rican (i am Mexican) which even if his family was Catholic they would have completely different traditions. For example the “lazo” is something that is commonly used in Mexican Catholic wedding sbut are not so common in Puerto Rican Catholic weddings.
We have decided to get padrinos for the Mass but I didnt follow any rules. I chose the people that i knew cared about us and that had special places in our hearts. Some people are just perfect for some of the padrino “roles”. So dont worry about it too much. Its your wedding and it will perfect no matter what you decide.
Post # 5
@mmurillo05: this is exactly what I was wishing, because I want to have some people that are very important to us no matter if they are married or not or if they are old or not, they are our role models for other reasons… I hope the priest who will marry us will understand. Did your priest said something about your choice ?
Post # 6
The lazzo is normally by a married couple but for the arras can be male/female. The rings can also be whoever i think