Handfasting is an important and meaningful ceremony for Pagan, Wiccan, and spiritual goth couples. It comes from a betrothal custom, and is where the term ‘tying the knot’ comes from.

Handfasting CeremoniesHandfasting ceremonies are performed in various ways, can be adapted to any ceremony. Cords can be braided, single different coloured ribbons can be used, or just two individual cords or ribbons can be used. A family binding element is also available as an addition to any ceremony, and this is perfect for involving step children or for the parents to welcome their new son or daughter in law.

Braided handfasting cords

Ceremonies can be spiritual and invoke the elements of earth, fire, water and wind; and can be performed within cleansed circles if required. Cords and ribbons can be blessed if required, and can also be moon energised. Other materials such as lace or leather are also available upon request, and these are popular material choices for Norse themed handfasting.

Handfasting ceremonies can be performed indoors or outdoors in woodlands, on a beach, in a garden, or in the grounds of the ceremony venue. Ceremonies can also include additional elements such as a broom jumping, mead or wine ceremony, or a ring warming. If the ceremony if performed indoors, a unity candle or a sand ceremony using the same colours of the handfasting cords are an ideal way to include children or other chosen people.


Alternative goth handfasting

Handfasting using ribbons

Each handfasting can involve specially chosen people such as children or parents, as well as the couple.

Included is a commemorative parchment which can be signed by up to four witnesses during the ceremony. A keepsake copy of the ceremony is also included.

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