Our couple have chosen to incorporate the Lazo and Arras Ceremony to symbolize the promises they are making today.
Will the Sponsors of the Lazo and Arras please bring the items forward.
Officiant To Sponsors:
Please join Bride and Groom with the Lazo.
(Sponsors place it over couple. If it is family, the bride’s family member places it on the Groom’s shoulders and the Groom’s family places it on the Bride’s shoulders)
This Lazo symbolizes the love of God which brings your hearts and souls together. May your love grow stronger and bind you closer together through years, from here to eternity and may this cord remind you to face your life together courageously and to be mutual in support of each other in carrying out your duties and responsibilities as a couple.
Officiant To Sponsor holding Arras:
Please place the Arras in Groom’s hands.
Officant To Groom:
Groom, will you offer these Arras to Bride, as a symbol of your unconditional love, the trust you place in her as your beloved wife and of your promise to share material responsibility with her?
Groom Responds: I WILL
Officiant To Groom:
Then please be so kind to place the arras in Bride’s hands.
Officiant To Bride:
Bride, as you take these coins from Groom, will you accept them as a symbol of your unconditional love, the trust you place in him as you beloved husband and of your promise to share material responsibility with him?
Bride Responds: I WILL
May God bless these Arras as a sign of mutual support and responsibility.
Officiant To Bride and Groom:
Now I ask you both,
Will you honor and respect one another, and seek to never break that honor? WE WILL
Will you share each other's pain and seek to ease it? WE WILL
Will you share the burdens of each so that your spirits may grow in this union? WE WILL
Will you share each other's laughter, and look for the brightness in life and the positive in each other? WE WILL
Dear Lord, bless Bride and Groom, may these articles represent their joining in marriage. Let this Lasso bind them, as one. Let these coins remind them of their prosperity as together they fulfill their dreams and aspirations. Keep them in your care and guide them with your constant care, always and everywhere.