Hello! I am an American getting married to my boyfriend who is Mexican in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February of 2014. Although I am Catholic, it seems as though the Mexican church ceremony has many more components that require specific sponsors/padrinos. I have been told by my boyfriends family that I am only allowed to have one set of padrinos during the church ceremony--no bridesmaids/groomsmen, no additional sponsors or important people.
I will obviously be contacting the church to ask them about this as well, but I was hoping to receive personal feedback from people who may have gone through a Mexican, Catholic ceremony. As we are merging two cultures, I was hoping to not only include one bridemaid/one groomsmen into the ceremony, but also two sets of sponsors/padrinos-- his aunt and uncle for el lazo and an my grandparents to assists us in las velas (candle lighting). Am I crazy??? Would this break all tradiitons? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!