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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.

Queer Wedding Dolly Parton Skeletor Photos by Andrew and Melanie Mishler Photography17 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A queer wedding ceremony script with a ring warming ceremony

This queer wedding ceremony script’s got absolutely everything! An interactive moment for guests to share their favorite memories of the couple, a ring warming ceremony involving Skeletor and Dolly Parton, and so many opportunities for the couple to infuse personality and fun. If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding ceremony to inspire yours, this is the one!

Brooklyn 99 Wedding Ceremony Script Reflections of Grace Photography9 scaled e1661030218204 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This funny wedding ceremony script is packed with science & pop culture references

When a reader told us they had a reading from Brooklyn 99 in their wedding ceremony, we had to learn more! Here’s how the couple incorporated their favorite quotes from TV shows like The Good Place and Star Trek in their wedding ceremony script.

nonreligious wedding poems 2 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

9 nonreligious wedding poems to make your guests cry

Nonreligious wedding poems are such an interesting balancing act… You want something emotional and heartfelt, but also a little not too heavy. You want a dash of funny, and a hint of modern — I mean, not that Robert Fulghum and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin aren’t great, but it’s nice to introduce your guests to something they haven’t heard before

Steampunk Dungeons and Dragons Photos by Empiria Studios20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This cute wedding script proves marriage is the greatest adventure

Caro and Colleen wanted to impart the sense that life is an adventure and marriage is the not the beginning, but the next step. See how they created a beautiful adventure-filled ceremony script with a subtle Lord of the Rings reference and a guest acknowledgement.

Middle Earth Wedding Hobbit Photos by Johnny Darwish Daniel Michael13 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This handfasting script feels straight out of a Tolkien novel

Jess and Sarah’s handfasting script was inspired by their love for Middle Earth and Tolkien. Lord of the Rings fans will love how the four elements are symbolized in the four cords this couple used for their handfasting ceremony.

Genderqueer Halloween Viking Wedding photos by Carmelisse Photography5 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A Viking Halloween wedding ceremony script with a weapons exchange

This Viking Halloween wedding ceremony script has it all: a medieval weapons exchange, Dungeons and Dragons, and a whole lot of love. Whether you’re having a spooky-themed wedding or a Viking wedding, this Halloween wedding ceremony script will cover all your bases.