Hi guys, it's me again. A little bit of history...
Since long before our time, "Tying the Knot" has been a phrase synonymous with getting married - but where and when did these famous words get their meaning?
The metaphor of the 'knot' is one of tying or binding, as two people are bound together in marriage. The idea of a knot representing marriage dates back as far as Roman times. Back then, a bride would brandish a belt tied in what's known as a “Hercules knot”. The Hercules knot was said to indicate the binding force of the marriage oath.
Nowadays, Tying The Knot is a simple ceremony in which you and your partner work together to tie a fisherman’s knot during your wedding ceremony. This is one of the strongest and most reliable knots. This knot grows stronger under pressure, as opposed to breaking or wearing down.
This knot is used to symbolize the bond that the two of you share. A Bond that gets stronger under society's pressure.
How to Tie the Knot?
The good news is that you don’t need to spend hours teaching yourself how to craft elaborate loops and twists for this one. All you need to know is how to tie a Fisherman's Knot. Yes, it may take a few tries to get the two-person choreography down, but it’s definitely not rocket science.
What do I need for the Tie the Knot Ceremony?
Just two things! One rope for you and one rope for your brand new spouse. The fishing rope is the traditional option, but if you want your knot to be a bit more decorative, you can always go with ribbons, pieces of twine, or colored cords that match your wedding colors.
When do I Tie the Knot?
The ceremony typically happens after the wedding vows have been said and rings have been exchanged, acting as a nice finishing touch to your beach ceremony. Your officiant will introduce it and then go on to offer an explanation as the two of you tie ropes together to form a secure knot. As mentioned before, the finished product symbolizes the unbreakable bond that the two of you share.
I hope this information helps you create the ceremony of your dreams!