(Closed) Handfasting cords

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee

We’re not doing a handfasting but I love the idea of it.  I saw one on a blog where the guests were asked to bring the cord.  Everyone was given a length (2 feet maybe?) and that was all the parameters were.  People brought meaningful ribbons and strips of cloth, some brought funny things like telephone cords and electrical wire.  Everyone came up during the ceremony to tie their ‘cord.’  The bride and groom were tied together from their wrists to elbows.  They kept everything after the ceremony so they can look bak on it for years.

Post # 5
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can make them with coloured ribbons (by braiding, or tying them all together), or you can get a piece of family Tartan (that is The Scottish tradition), you can also make them out of any cord or material you like and/or is important/sentimental to you.

You can add beads charms etc etc etc for symbolism or just because you like them etc etc etc.

You can even have them made for you.


There are lots of readings traditional and otherwise that go with handfasting. You can even make up your own.

Traditionally speaking handfasting is a bond for 100 +1 days, often interpreted to “forever and a day.”

I am going to be making our handfasting cord, and am still determining length though at least a yard is reccomended widely on the internet.


Post # 6
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did it and just used wide brown ribbon (one of our wedding colours).

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