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…

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!

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Authentic, realistic wedding vows recognizing the shadow self

"I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you…"