Over the years, we’ve seen lots of really lovely ways to include children in blended family weddings, but we’ve never featured the vows that were spoken. I’ve enlisted the help of a few of our favorite officiants, asking them to share wording for blended family vows that they’ve written. (Plus, we’ve got one batch of bonus vows from an Offbeat Bride reader!)
Like our personalized wedding logo, our ceremony is something we came up with together and personalized as well. We wanted to keep it short, simple, and light-hearted but also emphasizing equality — you will not find the word “obey” in this ceremony, but you will find Calvin and Hobbes and a butchered zombie head.
Along with a wonderful idea for a DIY beaded bouquet, Tribe member Ginny also had a good idea to augment her ring warming to suit her small wedding ceremony. Here is her less-than-perfect, but sweet experience.