Post # 1
I have been working for what seems like ages on writing our own ceremony, which my sister will be performing for us. I feel like I have everything in place at this point, but I’m not too sure at what points we are supposed to join hands. The key pieces of the ceremony include the declaration of intent, vows, exchange of rings, and sand ceremony. Can anyone offer some guidance on the hand holding situation?
Post # 3
- 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 # 4
Yes, that does help! I’ve also watched a few ceremony videos to get a better idea. I think I’m just getting nervous!
Post # 5
- 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
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
@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 # 8
Our rehearsal is tomorrow, so I’m hoping that will give us a chance to test things out a bit and see what works best. If all else fails, we’ll just wing it.
Post # 9
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.