Hands Ceremonies

                                               

The Hands Ceremony is a touching ceremony that may be read by the Marriage Commissioner, Maid of Honour, Family Member or Friend.

Feel free to browse the Internet for different versions of this type of ceremony. You may personalize this Ceremony with your own version or thoughts.

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Marriage Commissioner (Maid of Honour, Family Member or Friend) to Bride:

 

__________ (Bride’s name), please face __________ (Groom’s name), and hold his hands, palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you. (Bride and groom should be facing each other, the groom’s upturned hands resting in the brides’.)

 

These are the hands of your best friend, young, strong and vibrant with love, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as he promises to love you all the days of his life.

 

These are the hands that will hold you in tender love, soothing you through life’s challenges, supporting and encouraging you along the way.

 

These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.

 

These are the hands that will, in countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

 

These are the hands that will give you support as he encourages you to chase down your dreams. Together, as a team, everything you wish for can be realized.

 

 

__________ (GROOM), please hold _________ (BRIDE’S) hands, palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you.

 

These are the hands of your best friend, young, and carefree that are holding yours on your wedding day, as she pledges her love and commitment to you all the days of her life.

 

These are the hands that will hold you in tender love, soothing you through life’s challenges, supporting and encouraging you along the way.

 

These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.

 

These are the hands that will, in countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

 

These are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to chase down your dreams.

Together, as a team, everything you wish for can be realized.

 

 

Short Version of Hand Ceremony

 

__________(Bride), please face __________(Groom) and hold his hands, palms up, so that you may see the gift that they are to you. 

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy.  These are the hands that will comfort you in illness and hold you when fear or grief fills you.  These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you in your accomplishments.

 

__________(Groom), please hold __________(Bride) hands, palms up, so that you may see the gift that they are to you.

These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.  They are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the year, for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to fulfill your dreams. 

 

May these hands always be held by one another. Look to them for strength during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment. Keep them tender and gentle as you nurture each other in your growing love. May these hands continue building a relationship founded on caring and devotion.