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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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10 modern wedding readings from pop songs

To celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album drop, Midnights, we’ve put together modern wedding readings from pop songs that are sure to tug on heartstrings at your wedding ceremony. Don’t worry, it’s not ALL Taylor…We threw in some Harry Styles too!

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This hilarious wedding script includes a ball and chain exchange!

This hilarious wedding ceremony script includes a ball and chain ceremony. And instead of a wedding party, this couple had the FOUR HORSEFOLK OF THE WEDPOCALYPSE, and the results were as amazing as you’d expect.

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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!

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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.

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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

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A lesbian wedding ceremony script about marriage as 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.