When two or more individuals, same-sex or otherwise, wish to share their hearts and lives with one another, this Rite is performed and vows are exchanged to honor, love, and cherish one another as long as love remains. Since a Rite of Handfasting and/or Wedding entails the binding of individuals together, it is to be considered and reflected upon a great deal before the ritual occurs. Because of this, our ministers may require multiple ministerial and planning sessions with those involved. Also, while Degarrin will assist with the ritual itself, other details of the event are primarily the responsibility of the individuals. Couples who have elected state-recognized marriages must file and pay for a marriage license at the local county clerk’s office. For more information about Handfastings and Weddings, please review our Community Rites FAQs.