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Question about handfasting. Part deux.

I want to use the cords in my handfasting. Where do I get them and what do the different colours mean? Also how many cords do you use?

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Asked by beeky at 8:03 PM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • We just bought lengths of silk cord at JoAnn Fabrics. I don't know if this link will work but here's a pic of ours in our handfasting. There is a lot of different ways to do the cords. Some do ribbons, some do only one, some do six.


    Here's a good article Make your own handfasting cord.


    And here's a quick color chart I just googled.


    Hope that helps :)


    Answer by Xynyth at 9:23 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • The cords can be anything you want... I like the idea of ivy or some other vine type of plant. But you can really do almost anything. If you are not using a vine of some kind just make sure it's natural fibers. And as for colors I would stick to either the colors of your wedding, white or red. You could also look at what colors represent in association with their magical uses...


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:24 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • You could also do a gold & silver one intertwined to represent male & female becomming one... That could be really nice!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:25 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • AH I was just going to say gold and silver LOL.

    Answer by pnwmom at 12:03 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Dang. Good answers already.

    Just one suggestion..if you are going with cords that are not going to be cut, you can have them made into a wedding wreath keepsake that you can hang on your wall, complete with pictures of the event.

    Answer by isabellalecour at 10:48 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

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