Ours is written in blood: A wedding reading for book lovers
My partner and I are huge book nerds. I recently published a love poem inspired by that fact… and I thought it might make a great reading for other bibliophile Offbeat Bride readers like us!
Super thorough non-religious wedding ceremony script PLUS readings and music suggestions
If you’re officiating for a friend, this is the ULTIMATE wedding officiant script! So if you’re looking for some non-religious wedding ceremony ideas to steal, this wedding script is full of ’em… you won’t find a single mention of prayer, Corinthians, holy matrimony, the covenant of marriage, or solemn vows. Do your own variation, add your own promises or declaration of intent, insert your own blessings, and make it yours for your big day!
That “Apache wedding blessing” isn’t Native American at all
That well-known “Apache wedding blessing” reading has nothing to do with Native American culture in any way shape or form, other than that it’s something that a white dude imagined Native Americans might possibly say. So I wrote a new one.
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…
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 love poems that make swoon-worthy wedding poems
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!