Lasso Ceremony


I am betrothed to be married in October and wanted to incorporate the Lasso ceremony…however, unsure of it’s meaning. Please advise if you can find something.


In Hispanic and Filipino cultures, the bride and groom are sometimes bound together with a cord while they kneel for the wedding prayer. It is a symbol of their union. The binding is done by members of the wedding party or by other honored guests. This ceremony is not part of the Catholic wedding liturgy – it is an “extra” custom, as are gestures such as the unity candle and giving flowers to Mary – and so should be cleared by the priest or deacon who will be witnessing the marriage.

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