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Find a Minister to Perform a Handfasting

The ancient pagan ritual of handfasting may have its roots in Celtic tradition, but this ritual has managed to survive – and thrive – well into the modern era. Many weddings, particularly those in which one or both members of the couple have pagan ties or beliefs, will now incorporate an element of handfasting (though handfasting can also be a ceremony in-and-of itself as a symbol of spiritual bonding). By utilizing the search tools on this page, you will be able to find a minister to perform a handfasting ceremony near you. These legally ordained ministers are fully prepared and excited to help tie your hands and celebrate the special new bond the ceremony symbolizes. To get started, just input your preferences in the fields below – this will allow you to filter the grid of local ministers based on their location, service rates, and even their beliefs, to ensure that you and your minister prove a good match in the spiritual outlook department.


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Are you already an ordained minister with a plan to perform a handfasting ceremony, and would like to be included in the Find a Minister tool? You can hit the button at the top of this page to create your public profile. Once you activate that account, folks will be able to contact you to perform the ancient tradition of handfasting. If you are not yet an ordained minister but feel called to become ordained and perform ceremonies like handfastings, you can submit your ordination application on this site as well, and then proceed to create your public profile by following the instructions above.