Thanks so much. The lasso actually isn't always rosary beads it can actually be a string of flowers or a shawl or anything that creates a figure 8. We have been planning on doing the lasso ceremony from the start with the minister so I have done a lot of research on it. I am actually in the process of buying one right now! You can also have a family member or a friend do it.
I am going to ask about switching to the catholic ceremony tomorrow. I'm not worried about the time frame with Palace. I didn't start booking my wedding until less than six months. It's basically just getting the paper work scanned over on that end.
What I am nervous about is getting the pre cana done before hand. I will have to look into that tomorrow. I live in Long Island, NY and out east where I lIve they don't offer it that often. I know that it was offered back in March because that was when we were supposed to do it when we were getting married in a church.
I should have done this from the start but I was trying to save the money. Between the $350 for the priest and the $150 for the pre cana that's adding on a lot of $$$!!! I will contact the diocies today.
Thanks again for your help!
Originally Posted by krsmith
I know quite a bit so far.
Yes is is a "real" Catholic ceremony. Mexico is of course predominately Catholic, so yes it is (and a full mass I believe)!
YES Pre Cana is required for all Catholic ceremonies. We have done ours through our local parish, and then have to send all the finalized and "ok'd" paperwork to the priest in Mexico.
You probably will not be able to make the switch since they say they require you to have all you Pre Cana done and paperwork done and turned in at least 6 months prior to your wedding date. BUT it never hurts to ask!
The Lasso is actually a really large Rosary that is placed around the shoulders after vows and during communion I believe. It is definitely a Hispanic, but also a Catholic tradition!
Good luck! I can't wait to hear about your BIG day!