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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.

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…

Super thorough non-religious wedding ceremony script, complete with readings and music suggestions

When Emily & Jack shared their non-religious wedding ceremony script with us, we were blown away by how incredibly thorough it was — if you’re looking for some secular wedding ceremony ideas to steal, this script is full of ’em! 

Handfasting ceremony script with ring exchange and vows

If you’re thinking of doing a handfasting ceremony, this script will give you ideas for your vows and ceremony wording. This ceremony script uses the words bride and groom to reflect Denise and Lee’s wedding, but of course the language could easily be tweaked for a wedding with folks who identify as LGBTQ or nonbinary.

Are virtual weddings legal? Plus a virtual wedding ceremony outline!

Virtual weddings aren’t just for pandemic times. Are you an introvert? Virtual wedding. All your friends and family are abroad? Virtual wedding. Is your budget small, but your community large? Virtual wedding. They’re legal in many states, and we’ve even got a virtual wedding ceremony outline for ya!

My aggressively atheist non-religious wedding vows and ceremony script

Our wedding ceremony was admittedly what some might call “aggressively atheist,” and my bridesmaids noticed that a few people looked…surprised? I think those who didn’t know us especially well expected we would do what our own parents did and go with something more standard and semi-religious. We certainly are not in peoples faces about our atheism, but we wanted to be VERY clear about who we are and a wedding is a great time to make yourself known. Feel free to steal these atheist wedding vows!

A horse ranch wedding with a horseback ceremony and DIY for days

That “Apache wedding blessing” isn’t even Native American, so I rewrote it to be less problematic

That well-known “Apache wedding blessing” reading has nothing to do with Native American culture in any way shape or form, other than that it’s something that a white dude imagined Native Americans might possibly say. So I wrote a new one.