(Closed) What do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Never heard of it, is this a certain denomination thing?  Sorry couldn’t help.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not sure if this is what you are talking about but we are doing a blessing of the hands. Below

Blessing of the Hands

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you that are holding yours on your wedding day – as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. 

These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.  These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes – tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.  These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know this tradition, but I’m a firm believer in doing what you want for your wedding. Go for it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Candace From BC: I don’t think it will look weird. Holding hands will look nice. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

I have had couples do this, they have the blessing without including the ribbons or rope; it is beautiful. The couple stands with both hands joined, staring into each other’s eyes. They smile and show what no words can truly capture, the love they share for one another. The blessing is read and they take that moment to say “I love you” to each other, quietly so only they can hear the words. It is absolutely one of the sweetest moments of the ceremony.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I LOVE that hand blessing and planning to incorporate it into our ceremony without the cord/rope. Nothing wrong with that at all ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center

Go for it! I think it will be just as beautiful and meaningful holding hands with the poem with or without a rope.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My officiant does this, he suggested it to us during our meeting. I love it and we are doing it, we might actually do the hand fasting as well though.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My officiant also suggested doing the same thing without a ribbon or rope.  Basically it’s the same, only instead of it being a ceremonial “tying” it’s a belssing to the two of you.   I think we are also going to do it without the traditional fastening, and hold hands with FI’s son also during it.

I think it’s a neat idea.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was looking for a ceremony to do before we give vows and I’ve looked at everything. A sand ceremony or unity candle ceremony is just not for us. Nothing has touched me more than the idea of a hand blessing ceremony. I say go for it without the rope. It will be beautiful no matter what. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our officiant does a blessing with Fiance and I holding our hands together (all four), and he puts one hand on top and one on bottom – so nice!

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