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Alternative Wedding Ceremony Ideas & Examples

We’ve got SO much wedding ceremony advice like how to officiate a wedding, tons of wedding ceremony readings, a bazillion wedding ceremony scripts, and even wedding vow examples! We’ve also got info about handfasting and other unity ceremonies. You’ll want to start here: Wedding Ceremony 101.

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Rye whiskey aging unity ceremony

I’ve considered a lot of unity ceremony type things — most of them don’t feel like us, although the science experiment ideas are cool. Suddenly one came to me while we were in the liquor store the other day… we could do a unity rye aging ceremony!

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Kelsey & Meghan’s classic happy-sappy wedding

These two ladies decided early on that priorities were key and they wouldn’t be going into debt from the wedding. And they were able to pull together a lovely ceremony and dancefest reception (with s’mores!). You might also never guess that the bride’s two dresses and all the dresses in the wedding party were handmade, too!

The most useful post ever written on writing your wedding ceremony!

Wedding Ceremony 101: How to write a wedding ceremony from scratch

This is basically the best post ever written about how to build a wedding ceremony from the ground up.

While there’s a bit of ritual theory, but mostly it’s expert advice about how to structure your wedding ceremony from start to finish, complete with a sample outline.

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Turn your aisle into a spiral

We’ve seen some weddings in the round before, but Jenni and Shaun’s “spiral aisle” is pretty genius.

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Get your guests involved by having them “tie your knot”

Taymar and Max had all of their guests tie a string around their wrist, offering advice and love at the same time. This is an awesome idea to get your guests involved, as long as your guest list is a manageable size.

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Sweet, serious, and non-gaggy: a few of y’all’s very favorite wedding readings about love

When we’re doing our wedding profiles, we noticed some trends in nontraditional readings… readings that clearly Offbeat Brides tend to adore.