Hello there :) I was wondering , if your reading this , if you could help me with handfasting......
A little background:
My boyfriend proposed to me last night after he got home from work ( His Valentine's day gift to me ), and we are working on how to go about getting married.. His one sided of the family is deeply rooted in Irish Heritage, and the other side is deeply rooted in Germany heritage.. His entire family, a-part from him is Catholic. I'm an electric witch with Irish roots, and my practice leans a lot towards Druidism.
I have done some research as to what handfasting is and have a little bit of mixed feelings towards it ... From my research it says that it is done and the two are "married" for a year and a day and if at the end of that time they wish to stay together than they get married for real. I like the idea about that, I'm just not so sure how to go about everything... We plan to start the process in the fall, since I'd love a fall wedding and August 1st is the festival for this sort of thing ( from my research )...
So my question(s) is, How do I go about setting this up ? Are there any specific traditions for it ? Etcetera... Honestly anything would help right now , any information would be helpful.
I know to follow my heart & do what I feel is right and the God & Goddess will accept us, but being his family is deeply rooted in Irish Heritage and I barely know anything about mine ( family issues), any information at this point would be greatly appreciated!!!
I'd even be good with sites that you think are helpful and I'll read up on it and keep researching!!!
Thank you and