I don’t know when I first learned about the tradition of handfasting in wedding ceremonies. It’s a very old tradition that can be seen across many centuries and cultures all around the world. It involves literally “tying the knot” by binding the couple’s hands together during the wedding ceremony as an outward demonstration of commitment. I love this tradition, and for history buffs like Mr. Blue Moon and me, it will be a fun part of our wedding ceremony that incorporates some of our interests and who we are.
The question, of course, was what to use for the handfasting itself.
Will and Kate used some satiny looking something for their handfasting, and it involved the priest merely folding it over their clasped hands. I have seen several handfasting cords and ribbons for sale, too, but nothing really spoke to me.