It is the customary that the groom gives his new bride 13 gold coins during the ceremony and for the priest to bless the coins. The coins are a symbol of the groom’s commitment to support his new bride.
Minister: To the Groom please repeat after me: I give you these coins as as a symbol that I shall always provide for you and our home.
To the Bride: please repeat after me: And I accept them and promise that I will always spend wisely in our home.
Placing of the Cord (Lasso)
Minister: Will you please put the Cord around their necks? (forming and 8)
Minister: This is a symbol that you have been united for life. What God has joined, let no man separate.