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Make your guests laugh AND cry with these unique wedding readings! We’ve got funny wedding readings, whimsical wedding readings, and tons of other unique wedding reading ideas. Check our Ceremony Advice archive for more tips on how to create your wedding ceremony.

A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

NEW Neil Gaiman wedding readings

If you know about writer and novelist Neil Gaiman, you already know that he’s a super cool human whose talent for the written word knows no bounds. His friends have tapped him to write something poignant for their weddings. We’ve seen the results of that endeavor and it’s MAGICAL. Gaiman added a newly written wedding reading to his personal site recently that we loved and we couldn’t resist using it as an excuse to round up our faves.

Here are some of our favorite Neil Gaiman wedding readings, including his NEW ONE! Spoiler: it’s about how he totally doesn’t know anything about love (but he actually totally does)…

Our personal ceremony script featuring Star Wars, Johnny Cash, & Obergefell v. Hodges

Our personal ceremony script featuring Star Wars, Johnny Cash, & Obergefell v. Hodges

Be inspired by this personal ceremony script with so many sweet details (like vowing unlimited pet adoption, unlimited Star Wars, and unlimited chill-as-hell wedding readings!). Don’t miss Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Loving v. Virginia, and so much awesomeness packed into a wedding ceremony script.

Celebrating the journey: wedding readings for a vow renewal ceremony

Celebrating the journey: wedding readings for a vow renewal ceremony

It’s no small feat to make it to the many milestones of marriage. A lot can happen to change you and your relationship and a vow renewal can cement all of that work into a more unified commitment. But how do you address that in your vow renewal ceremony?

Some wedding readings are totally universal for a wedding or a vow renewal, but some are just a little bit more apt for those who have traversed the trenches of longtime marriage. Here are a few weddings readings we love for a vow renewal ceremony…

Moody and real: this pragmatic wedding reading is about REAL life

Moody and real: this pragmatic wedding reading is about REAL life

Our one guarantee in life is that we’ll have both good and bad times (and death and taxes, too). The beauty of a partnership is that someone is there to help you make it through it all, the highs and the lows. I love this excerpt by Rolfe Gerhardt because it takes a real look at like and creates a moving and pragmatic wedding reading that hits home for anyone.

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Whip up your own “relationship ingredients” wedding ceremony idea

When looking for a wedding ceremony idea, the one that resonated the most with us was something like the unity sandwich, since we’re both foodies. I had also been inspired by a modern interpretation of the Jewish 7 Blessings.

So we combined those two ideas to make our “Relationship Ingredients Ceremony.”

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Here are two reasons why Doctor Who’s Amy Pond is pro at writing ceremony readings

Fellow Whovians: you know you love Amy and Rory, right? Hashtag goals. And you know their love lasted for quite literally almost two millennia. These kids knew love. Amy was especially good at articulating that love. I’ve got not one, but two quotes from Doctor Who from which you can pull a remarkable Amy Pond wedding reading. Ready to get a hanky reliving these moments? Geronimo!