(Closed) When to hold hands during ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Also think about when you’ll be facing the crowd and when you’ll be facing your sister!

We’re holding hands during the welcome, definition of marriage, declaration but not during vows because one hand is going to be on paper and one hand on microphone, exchange of rings your hands will be busy doing other things and same with sand ceremony.

Does that help?  I wouldn’t worry too much about it, you’ll probably do what comes naturally that day anyway.

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We held hands almost the entire ceremony. The only time we were not holding hands was during the ring exchange. But we hold hands constantly anyway, so it was pretty normal for us.

Post # 6
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I got up to Mr. 99, threw my bouquet at my maid of honor and held onto to him for dear life!  Wild horses couldn’t have drug us apart!

Post # 7
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Nona99:  Love the stones reference.


I honestly think you’ll find that you will grasp/forget/cry regardless of scheduling. I say if you need a pic of it, plot it with your photog for near the end (you’re going to be way too pumped at the start) and otherwise just do it when it feels right. He’ll be doing the same thing. : )

Post # 9
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it was when we actually got to speak to each other.  Before that it was kind of her intro and opening phrases.  Then before we were to repeat things the officiant took my bouquet and gave it to a witnesses, then asked us to join hands. 

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