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Atheist wedding vows plus ideas for how to have a ceremony without a bible or any mention of deities… plus real wedding stories and pictures from atheist weddings around the world! You may also want to check out our archive of agnostic wedding ideas.

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We love the green wedding dress at this alternative atheist wedding

This green wedding dress and bridal cape combination utterly enchants at Cat and Tyler’s alternative atheist wedding. Cat and Tyler made an effort to work with local businesses for their atheist wedding, with a focus on women-owned, BIPOC, and queer-owned wedding vendors.

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Beautiful waterfall nerdy Halloween elopement

We had a Halloween elopment for insurance purposes, but we said our vows by a waterfall and the park was deserted and we really felt like we were the only two people in the world.

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My aggressively atheist non-religious wedding vows and ceremony script

Our wedding ceremony was admittedly what some might call “aggressively atheist,” and my bridesmaids noticed that a few people looked…surprised? I think those who didn’t know us especially well expected we would do what our own parents did and go with something more standard and semi-religious. We certainly are not in peoples faces about our atheism, but we wanted to be VERY clear about who we are and a wedding is a great time to make yourself known. Feel free to steal these atheist wedding vows!

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Scientific Romance: Is this the best science fiction wedding reading OF ALL TIME?!

An Offbeat Bride reader first brought this poem by author Tim Pratt to our attention way back in 2011. Almost 10 years later, we stumbled upon it and it’s still just so freaking perfect for those of you looking for a nerdy, science wedding reading that would feel great at a science-minded geeky wedding, or space or astronomy-themed wedding or even an atheist wedding…

A train ride ceremony and stunning kilts and bridal suits at this Railroad Museum of New England wedding

Modern wedding ceremony script with short, non-religious, gender-neutral vows

Maybe you’ve been asked to officiate a friend’s wedding. Maybe you’re planning your own wedding, and looking for sample ceremony scripts to share with your officiant. You know you want something modern — not too long, not too much talk of religion (spoilers: atheists aren’t the only ones who want secular wedding ceremonies these days!), and completely gender neutral. Well, we’ve got you. Take a look at this modern wedding ceremony script based on a ceremony that writer Catherine Faris King wrote for some friends she married…

A backyard wedding with dinosaurs, DIY, & a gorgeous gown made by the bride

Wedding vows for atheists: no promises from the universe are expected

Wedding vows for atheists don’t have to be the same old traditional vows with the religious bits scrubbed out. Be inspired by these beautiful atheist vows.