(Closed) Anyone including handfasting as part of their ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We did and it was very sweet. I’m Scottish and my husband is Irish, so how could we NOT tie the knot? Lol I went on Offbeat Bride for a tutorial on how to make the cord and then I bought the ribbons and beads. It was really easy. Lastly, I looked specifically for an officiant who was familiar with how to perform the ceremony. It was fun. And no, we didn’t stay tied together for the entire night:)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are!  I wrote our ceremony and included themes from a few different avenues of spirituality, but was sure to keep it secular as neither of us are religious.  We are going to make our cord the night before the wedding in our hotel room and my dad is performing the ceremony.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We are! I wrote our ceremony, with input from Mr. LK. The handfasting is a nod to Mr. LK’s strong Scottish and Irish heritage, and is a way for me to incorporate a a non- Judeo-Christian element, which is important to me. We will have 2 handfasting cords (this weekend’s DIY project), one of which my dad will wrap around our hands, and the other of which Mr. LK’s Gramma will wrap around our hands. I’m choosing the colors for my cord, and Mr. LK is choosing the colors for his cord. While we loved the idea of each guest binding us together, it would take a long time. So we just selected 1 member from each side of the family instead. 🙂 We’re just having 1 hand each (my left to his right) bound together so that we can walk out of the ceremony still bound, and slip the cords off once we have made our way to the privacy of our suite.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am too!

I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to where to get the cords?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are tutorials on how to make them and I saw where someone waited until Christmas time because some retailers sell cords for tree decorating.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KateByDesign: I learned how to make mine from offbeat bride and here it is. Not too shabby:)

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think we are! I am in love with the idea. I’m hoping our officiant will perform it. We are not religious, but he is an Episcopal priest. He knows we don’t want a religious ceremony, but we haven’t discussed specifics yet. *fingers crossed*

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are definitely doing this 🙂 My fiance is Pagan with strong Celtic ties… so it was very important to him (and me!). I love the tradition of it and what it symbolizes. While I am not Pagan, it was very important for me to include a lot Pagan traditions into our ceremony. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Checking back in!  Our handfasting went beautifully.  If anyone cares to see how ours was performed, here is our wedding video:  http://vimeo.com/33167211

The handfasting is performed about 75% of the way through.

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