In a cord ceremony, this fable is shared out loud. After the reading or sharing of this story, the officiant takes a long red cord and ties a knot into the center and speaks of a blessing or wish for the couples happiness. The cord is then handed off to the immediate family and they are asked to make a silent prayer for the couple and tie a knot in the cord. Mothers and Fathers make their silent prayers and tie their knots. Siblings then make their silent prayers and tie their knots. The cord can then be passed through the wedding attendants, bridesmaids and groomsmen, all make silent prayers and then tie a knot. The cord is then given back to the officiant who drapes the cord over the brides shoulder and blesses the couple.
The red cord is said to be a tangible reminder of the loving blessings and wishes made for the couple on their wedding day.