By Wedding Jeannie
The Mexican Lasso
To signify UNITY, the lasso is placed around the shoulders of the bride and groom by a designated couple, usually referred to as "Padrinos" (sponsors). In modern times, we find that our couples are choosing to give this honor to the persons in their lives that mean the most to them. For the remainder of the service, the lasso remains on the couple's shoulders, in unity. At the end of the ceremony, the lasso is removed by either the couple which placed the lasso on the couple, or the priest. The lasso is given to the Bride as a memento of her becoming the mistress of the groom’s heart and home.
It is a reminder of the responsibility both the bride and groom will share in their marriage. They are intertwined during the ceremony, and reminded that this invisible yet indelible bond lives with them forever.
Not only Mexico observes this beautiful tradition. It's shared by the many Latin American cultures, such as Guatemala and The Philippines.
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