Modern wedding ceremony script with short, non-religious, gender-neutral vows

Maybe you've been asked to officiate a friend's wedding. Maybe you're planning your own wedding, and looking for sample ceremony scripts to share with your officiant. You know you want something modern — not too long, not too much talk of religion (spoilers: atheists aren't the only ones who want secular wedding ceremonies these days!), and completely gender neutral. Well, we've got you. Take a look at this modern wedding ceremony script based on a ceremony that writer Catherine Faris King wrote for some friends she married…

Advice for how to officiate a friends wedding – complete with 10 wedding scripts!

So you've been asked to officiate a friend's wedding. Congratulations! Even if you're someone used to exciting things happening all over the universe, someone like, say, Darth Vader — that's still pretty excited! That said, unless you've done this before, you're probably a little overwhelmed… never fear! We've got step by step advice for how to officiate a friend's wedding — complete with links to TONS of wedding ceremony scripts.

Wedding vows about CHOICE

We love it when readers share their vows with us — it's such an honor to get to witness the words of commitment and dedication that Offbeat Bride readers speak to each other. Today, we want to share the vows that Karen and her partner Adrian shared with us, which are filled with words about choice, promise, intention, and teaming up.

Ceremony script outline that recognizes all faiths (and folks attending via webcam!)

When Bec from Sane Weddings agreed to share some of her unique wedding ceremony scripts with us, we knew we'd hit the jackpot. For those of you trying to assemble your own weddings (or for those of you "friend officiants" who are officiating for someone you know and trying to figure out how to write a wedding ceremony), this ceremony script outline is full of great ideas you can use to build your own.

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Our pagan wedding handfasting ceremony script

For those of you looking for some pagan wedding vows and ideas, I wanted to share my handfasting ceremony script. It includes introducing the handfasting ritual, a reading, pledges from family and friends, a ring-warming ceremony, and more!

Vow examples: His & Hers

SIMPLY PUT, I VOW THAT I CHOOSE YOU. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be joy for your heart and food for your soul. To learn with you and grow with you, even as time and life change us both. I promise to laugh with you in good times and struggle alongside you in bad times.