The blessing of the hands of the hands of the couple being married is a wonderfully personalized ritual. It can be incorporated in the ceremony just prior to exchanging rings, or near the end. There are no special things required. This ritual can be read by the Officiant or someone else who is special in the lives of the bride and groom
Blessing of the Hands
These are the hands of your best friend, strong and full of love for you,
These hands that are holding your hands on your wedding day,
As you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years,
And, with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you, when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will, countless times, wipe the tears from your eyes;
Tears of sorrow, and as in today, tears of joy.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged,
Will still be reaching for yours, still giving you
The same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.