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A Mexican Wedding Tradition: The Lasso

Posted on January 10, 2014 by  Miss Glitzy Bride   //   6 Comments

The wedding cord, more commonly known as the wedding lasso, is typically found in Mexican-Catholic wedding ceremonies. Variations of the lasso are also common in other Central American countries, the Philippines and Spain. The wedding lasso is not the same rope used by cowboys to wrangle cattle, but rather a beautiful loop of rosary beads! It is placed in a figure eight shape around the bride and groom after they have made their wedding vows and remains around the couple until the end of the mass. The lasso is then given to the bride as a keepsake of their marriage vows.

lasso1lasso3The lasso is symbolic of their eternal love which binds them as well as reiterating that the two become one in their marriage. In fact, the wedding lasso is actually two individual and complete rosaries which meet and become one before the crucifix. The belief is that the couple will continue to pray together to ensure a long and prosperous marriage. This is one of my favorite cultural wedding traditions because it is a physical reminder of that invisible yet permanent bond between the bride and groom. Are you incorporating any cultural traditions into your wedding ceremony?


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6 Responses to “A Mexican Wedding Tradition: The Lasso”

  1. Letty says:

    Yes I am, I am having a traditional Mexican catholic wedding so we are having
    The laso, bible and rosary as well as the 13 coins
    Also the second bouquet for the Virgin Mary

  2. Miss Glitzy says:

    Letty, that’s great that you’re including all those wedding customs! It really adds a special touch to the Mass.

  3. Norma Delgado says:

    I love the idea of the lasso. Is the Lasso a Catholic tradition Vs. a Mexican Tradition? I’ve seen many lassos available which are not “rosary” based.
    Being a Mexican American & getting married very soon,I’d like to incorporate this into our upcoming Jewish Wedding. Any thoughts or insight on this would be very helpful.

    Thank you…

  4. Miss Glitzy Bride says:

    Norma, the lasso when used at a Catholic ceremony is typically in the form of rosary beads; however, there are many variations of the lasso. As known as a wedding rope, wedding cord or even a floral lasso; lassos come in all shapes and sizes so they can easily be incorporated into any wedding celebration! Above all, it is mostly a symbol of the newlyweds’ new bond as one. I would love to hear if you end up incorporating the lasso into your ceremony!

  5. Adriana Cuevas says:

    I also had a traditional Mexican-Catholic Wedding and as Letty..we had the lasso, coins, fresh flower bouquet for the Virgen Mary, rosary & Bible. We will be celebrating 19th Wedding anniversary ! GOOD luck to all the new brides (;

  6. Miss Glitzy Bride says:

    Thank you for sharing Adriana! Wishing you many more years of love & happiness =)

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