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Handfasting - requirements


I'm curious about the requirements of "Handfasting". I thought it was the equalivalent of a Christian marriage ceremony in that it was the "religious/spiritual" bonding of one person to another. A person free to make that committment.

So, what are the requirements and expectations of someone entering into Handfasting?

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A handfasting is nothing more than a commitment to another person for a year and a day, to see if you truly wish to be married.

In the ideal situation, both parties would be legally [sign in to see URL], we both know that this is not the ideal situation, for several reasons.

I will be performing their ceremony, as well as writing it, so I'm going to be very careful of the wording, to take into consideration the circumstances.

A handfasting is like an engagement, more or less. The couple agree to live with each other for a year and a day, and at the end of that time, if they want to make it a full committment, then they marry. If not, they go their seperate ways, no strings attached.
A handfasting is not a legal marriage unless performed by a person licensed by the state to perform legal marriage ceremonies. In this case, it is merely an agreement between the 2 parties to be honest with each other, loyal to each other, to take each other's joys and burdens and to work together as a [sign in to see URL] you [sign in to see URL] engagement to be engaged.

Hope that helps. I know you're a bit concerned about J and J and them getting [sign in to see URL] there shouldn't be any problems, since it's not a legal ceremony. More symbolic than anything else.
They will have a legal wedding as soon as she's able. Right now, they're shooting for some time in April.



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