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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! 

Our microwedding rose ceremony (complete with gender neutral ceremony script!)

We decided to have a very intimate wedding with under 15 guests. We came across endless inspiration for unity ceremonies, but none of them were quite right for us…. until we found the idea of a rose ceremony.

How to officiate a 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.

A Blessing On Your House: Decoding weird wedding language with a queer Christian minister

Words have histories, and the words that go along with wedding ceremonies have millennia of symbolism behind them.

But those of us with a progressive or non-traditionalist streak sometimes wrestle with those ancient meanings as we seek to queer our rituals and find words that reflect the humanity-uplifting equal partnerships we want to build…

Want a friend to officiate your ceremony? Here’s how to take the pressure off with ALL the tools they’ll need

For those we haven’t had the pleasure of introducing ourselves to yet: We’re American Marriage Ministries, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. We offer free online ordination so that anyone can perform marriage anywhere in the United States. That means if you have a friend or family member that you want to perform your dream […]

Unpopular Opinion: You shouldn’t write your vows

Unpopular opinion: you shouldn’t write your own vows

Are you dreading writing your wedding vows? Here are four reasons I think that you should opt for prepared vows instead of writing your own vows.