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Make your guests laugh AND cry with these unique wedding readings! We’ve got funny wedding readings, whimsical wedding readings, and tons of other unique wedding reading ideas. Check our Ceremony Advice archive for more tips on how to create your wedding 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 horseback ceremony(!) at this misty horse ranch wedding with DIY for days

Marry a man who understands feminism: A feminist wedding reading

One of the most challenging aspects of organising our wedding for me and my wife was finding a reading that reflected our mutual values around feminism. I spent hours searching around for a reading to include during the ceremony…

Goth wedding inspiration

Macabre wedding reading: I Want to Die While You Love Me

This wedding reading may be a bit macabre for some, but I’ve always loved poems that possess a certain darkness and beauty at the same time. This poem is one of my favorites and is a great way to get some “’til death do us part” or slightly goth vibes into your wedding ceremony…

21 modern poems that make swoon-worthy wedding readings

Finding the right wedding readings for your ceremony can be a bear if you don’t know where to look. This is especially so if you’re diverting from traditional and/or religious readings and want something more modern, secular, funny, or all of the above. I wanted to see what was cooking in modern poetry to see if there were some new poems that would make amazing wedding readings that we hadn’t seen before. Spoiler alert: there were!

Tolkien wedding reading

This Tolkien wedding poem (that he wrote to his wife!) is the Arkenstone of wedding readings

J.R.R. Tolkien had a great love with his wife, Edith. She’s the inspiration for a character in The Silmarillion and he’s buried next to her under a single gravestone inscribed with the names Beren and Luthien. He wrote her a poem that we LOVE as a wedding reading. Let’s see the Tolkien wedding poem in full…

A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

NEW Neil Gaiman wedding readings

If you know about writer and novelist Neil Gaiman, you already know that he’s a super cool human whose talent for the written word knows no bounds. His friends have tapped him to write something poignant for their weddings. We’ve seen the results of that endeavor and it’s MAGICAL. Gaiman added a newly written wedding reading to his personal site recently that we loved and we couldn’t resist using it as an excuse to round up our faves.

Here are some of our favorite Neil Gaiman wedding readings, including his NEW ONE! Spoiler: it’s about how he totally doesn’t know anything about love (but he actually totally does)…