Tying the Knot - Handfasting Ceremony
Handfasting is the joining of the couples’s hands and wrists using vines, cord, rope, or ribbon tied into a knot. It’s often said that this is where we get the expression “tying the knot” from, and it often takes place at the end of the wedding ceremony as a final promise from one person to the other to bind their lives together.
The material should probably be significant to you—for example, a strip of cloth from the dress you wore for your first date with your spouse-to-be. And there’s nothing to stop you incorporating jewellery or chains of flowers either. Don’t be afraid to get creative and be unique. Also think carefully about what kind of knot you wish to tie your hands into. Each can carry a different meaning, and so, symbolically, one may suit you and your partner better than the others. Some types of knots include Infinity Knots, Fisherman’s Knots, and Trinity Knots.