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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.

Traditions

12 Popular Wedding Ceremony Rituals and What They Symbolize

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

By Samantha Iacia, August 18, 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

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, August 12, 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

Vows & Readings

These Native American Wedding Blessings Are Meaningful and Beautiful

Adapt these ceremonial blessings and prayers for your American Indian or other cultural wedding ceremony.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020

Traditions

A Catholic Wedding Ceremony: What to Expect During Mass

Attending your first Catholic wedding ceremony? Here's a rundown of how the proceedings will go, from start to finish.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020

Traditions

6 Beautiful Irish Wedding Traditions & What They Mean

Bring a little luck to your wedding ceremony or reception with these meaningful Irish wedding traditions.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020

Traditions

Native American Wedding Customs First-Time Guests Should Know

Native American wedding customs differ by clan, but are universally centered around nature and matrilineal kinship.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020

Traditions

13 Mexican Wedding Ideas to Celebrate Your Heritage

Get inspired with these fun and stylish Mexican wedding ideas that will honor your heritage and surely impress your guests.

By Whitney Teal, July 20, 2020

Traditions

Everything to Know About the Handfasting Ceremony Tradition

Personalize your wedding ceremony by incorporating handfasting, a Celtic tradition that symbolizes unity.

By Madeline Sims, July 14, 2020

Traditions

Your First Muslim Wedding Ceremony? Here’s What to Expect.

Avoid embarrassing faux pas at your first Muslim wedding ceremony. Learn what to wear, what to do, and what not to do at your first Muslim wedding.

By Whitney Teal, July 13, 2020

Traditions

Catholic Wedding Vows 101

If you’re planning a Catholic wedding ceremony, you’ll need to know what you can and can’t do with your wedding vows.

By Whitney Teal, July 13, 2020