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Ceremony Advice

We’ve got SO much wedding ceremony advice like how to write wedding vows, tons of vow examples, plus ceremony scripts! We’ve also got info about handfasting and other unity ceremonies. Oh and of course wedding readings! But maybe the most important post of all is Wedding Ceremony 101.

Borrow this sweet blended family wedding vow idea

When my husband Ryan and I eloped to Audubon Park in NOLA in June of 2019, my daughter is Rebecca was included in our wedding party — and even in our vows! Here’s the blended family vows wording we used in our ceremony

Dragons, books, and so many fandoms at this nerdy literary wedding

Ours is written in blood: A wedding reading for book lovers

My partner and I are huge book nerds. I recently published a love poem inspired by that fact… and I thought it might make a great reading for other bibliophile Offbeat Bride readers like us!

Thinking of having a grandma flowergirl?

Back in 2017, we were one of the first to talk about couples having grandmothers act as their flowergirls! It was the cutest fucking thing. Since then, the idea has been used many times and gotten a lot of mainstream attention. We’ve even seen a wedding with a grandma flower girl who had a cash cannon — she “made it rain” as she rolled down the aisle in her wheelchair! If you’re thinking of having a grandma flower girl, we’re here with some suggestions to make her feel like the most fabulous flower girl of ALL TIME.

A polyamorous pagan wedding ceremony script with gender-neutral language

This gender-neutral wedding ceremony script includes Pagan and Norse traditions, references to Doctor Who, Stranger In A Strange Land, Star Trek, and Tom Robbins, and more. Plus, a hilarious “we doo-doo” instead of “We do”!

Steal this idea: BOOM POW comic book wedding signs for guests

Offbeat Brides are always looking for ways to involve their wedding guests in the ceremony — well, OTHER than getting out their cell phones. If you’re looking for guest participation ideas, we love this cute inspo from Christopher & Kevin’s Batman vs. Mr. Freeze heroes and villains wedding: they passed out comic book inspired signs that said things like BOOM! POW! ZAMMM! that guests held up during the ceremony.

Is this the best gay wedding ceremony script ever?

When Ken and Joe got married, one of their dearest friends officiated the ceremony. Ken told us, “Our friend did such an awesome job — he may have had more people congratulate him on a job well done than we got for getting married!” Now we’re sharing a selection of their gay wedding ceremony script with you…