Handfasting Ceremony

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I just heard about this yesterday when meeting with a potential officiant.  One suggestion he had was to use a scarf from a grandmother or mother to make it more personal and meaningful. I really liked the idea of a scarf from one of my grandmothers, as they are all deceased on my side and my FHs grandma probably won’t be able to make it.

Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’re doing this and I’ve knotted ribbon in our wedding colours together with a strip of his family’s tartan for the hand fasting. I’ve seen a scarf made of the family tartan used too. Good luck!

Post # 4
32 posts

We loved the wording of the handfasting ceremony that our pastor uses, so we went with that and an anniversary wine ceremony (but we just closed the box, didn’t hammer it shut… I’m not good at hammering and I didn’t really want us to do that). The ribbon was actually put on by both of our mothers. We had a bridal party, but we felt strongly about including our parents in any way that we could. They loved it! We actually went so far as to have our mothers act as witnesses, too. They were so happy to do it 🙂 

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