Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony is your big moment, and deserves just as much careful attention as the rest of your celebration. After all, saying “I do” is what makes you married! From writing your vows to choosing the perfect officiant, we’ve got the advice and insight you need to make your ceremony truly memorable.

Officiants

6 Steps to Finding the Right Wedding Officiant

To help you choose wisely, we talked to experts to uncover how to find a wedding officiant to marry you and your partner.

By Jenn Sinrich, August 17, 2021

Officiants

What Is a Wedding Officiant? The 4 Types You Need to Know

One of the most important vendors you'll hire is your wedding officiant, without whom you can't actually get married! So what is a wedding officiant? Here's your guide.

By Stephanie Weers, August 10, 2021

Wedding Ceremony

How to Write Wedding Vows: A Procrastinator’s Guide

Found yourself waiting until the last possible minute to figure out how to write your wedding vows? Don't panic. Follow these steps to get your thoughts onto paper ASAP.

By Nora Shepard, May 26, 2021

Vows & Readings

A Guide to Unique Wedding Vows: Examples & Tips for Your Own

Professional wordsmiths share their best tips for how to write unique wedding vows and examples for penning the perfect handwritten vows.

By Jazmine Reed-Clark, May 18, 2021

Wedding Ceremony

9 Common Wedding Ceremony Mistakes

There wedding ceremony mistakes are super-easy to make, so be sure to keep these in mind when prepping for your big day!

By Jenn Sinrich, April 8, 2021

Traditions

17 Popular Wedding Unity Ceremony Ideas and What They Symbolize

To help you choose exactly which wedding unity ceremony idea is right for you, we're breaking down the history and symbolism for some of the most popular options.

By Samantha Iacia, April 2, 2021

Officiants

Finding & Working with a Wedding Officiant amid COVID: Here’s What to Know

You can still have the ceremony of your dreams—it's all about finding and working with the right wedding officiant.

By Kim Forrest, March 11, 2021

Traditions

The Wedding Processional Order Guide to Study for Your Ceremony

Wondering about the order of walking down the aisle during your wedding ceremony? Here's how different religions and cultures handle the wedding processional order.

By Anne Chertoff, January 12, 2021

Vows & Readings

What are Wedding Vows? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Wondering what are wedding vows? This guide explains everything you need to know about the exchange of vows and how they differ based on religion.

By Nora Shepard, January 4, 2021

Vows & Readings

Traditional Wedding Vows 101: The History, What They Mean, & Examples

To have, to hold — and to understand why you’re saying traditional wedding vows (if you choose to do so).

By Lindsay Tigar, December 15, 2020

Vows & Readings

These Irish Wedding Blessings Make Sweet Ceremony Readings

Even if you are not Irish, you will love these meaningful Irish wedding blessings. Read more to find the perfect Irish wedding poem for your ceremony reading.

By Whitney Teal, August 14, 2020

Vows & Readings

These 12 Funny Ceremony Readings Will Delight Your Guests

Add a little laughter to your nuptials with one of these funny wedding ceremony readings, from children's books, movies, poems, and more.

By Stephanie Weers, August 3, 2020

Vows & Readings

15 Ceremony Readings from Literature for a Totally Romantic Wedding

There's nothing like an excerpt from a literary work to add a touch of elegance to your ceremony. Check out 15 wedding readings from literature that we totally love.

By Stephanie Weers, July 29, 2020

Vows & Readings

16 Ceremony Readings from Movies for a Cinematic Wedding

Personalize your ceremony with one of these wedding readings from movies, from comedies to dramas and more.

By Stephanie Weers, July 28, 2020

Traditions

Classic Muslim Marriage Ceremony Traditions & What They Mean

If you’ve ever wondered why men and women sit separately or why a couple might consult an astrologer before setting a wedding date, read this.

By Whitney Teal, July 21, 2020

Traditions

14 Irish Wedding Ideas That Celebrate Gaelic Pride

Celebrate your Irish heritage (or, just your love of Gaelic traditions) with these fun Irish wedding ideas.

By Whitney Teal, July 21, 2020