(Closed) Hand Fastening – Scottish/Irish/Celtic Tradition

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Can you describe this tradition? I have never heard of it before! Also you might check ebay for the fabric.

Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

There’s plenty of info on this here on Weddingbee.  Check out the search tool in the upper right hand corner of the page.  Just type in "Hand fasting" and you will get loads of hits.

Several Bees have done this including…

Mrs. Hummingbird

A Hummingbird Handfasting


Mrs. Cherry Pie

Hand-Writing Our Wedding Ceremony

There have also been other board posts:


Good luck!

Post # 6
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Traditionally handfasting doesn’t include family, so I think you’d be hardpressed to find verses that include the kiddies.  However, I have seen one where they had the kids tie the tartan over the newlyweds hands.  It was so cute!  And they felt like they were part of the ceremony!

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