This symbolic ritual is believed to have originated from the Aztecs dating back to the 14th or 15th century.
The Lazo Ceremony (Cord Ceremony) As part of the ceremony to symbolize unity, a large loop of rosary beads is placed in a figure eight shape around the necks of the couple.
The symbolism of the lazo is to show the union and protection of marriage.
The loop is symbolic of their love, which should bind the couple together everyday as they equally share the responsibility of marriage for the rest of their lives. At the end of the ceremony, the lazo is removed
Many brides today are looking to other cultures for wedding inspiration. If you’re looking for a unique and symbolic ritual to incorporate into your upcoming wedding ceremony, the wedding Lazo Ceremony just may be what you’ve been searching for.