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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything to Know About the Handfasting Ceremony Tradition

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

By Maddy Sims, July 14, 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

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

Romantic Orthodox Wedding Ceremony Ideas for Modern Couples

Eastern Orthodox wedding ceremonies have remained unchanged since the 11th century. How's that for meaningful traditions?

By Whitney Teal, July 7, 2020

Vows & Readings

Here’s How to Write Funny Wedding Vows That Are Actually Funny

You don't have to be a stand-up comic to write some truly funny wedding vows. Check out this guide to writing vows that will have your guests—and your spouse-to-be—chuckling.

By Kim Forrest, June 25, 2020

Traditions

7 Wedding Traditions to Include in Your Virtual Wedding

If you're planning a virtual wedding, there are still lots of wedding traditions you can embrace. Here, a few of our favorites.

By Jenn Sinrich, June 5, 2020

Vows & Readings

15 Non-Religious Ceremony Readings to Personalize Your Wedding

Song lyrics, poems, and book excerpts all make great non-religious wedding ceremony readings to add a personal touch to your big day.

By Kim Forrest, May 22, 2020

Vows & Readings

17 Unique Wedding Ceremony Readings Your Guests Will Love

Looking to personalize your wedding ceremony? Here are some unique wedding readings for your wedding.

By Anne Chertoff, April 23, 2020

Traditions

21 Modern Ketubahs You Can Buy on Etsy Right Now

A ketubah is an important part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. These modern ketubahs are both gorgeous and super-easy to purchase.

By Kim Forrest, January 27, 2020

Vows & Readings

The Scoop on Hiring a Professional Wedding Vow Writer

If you're struggling to write your vows, hiring a professional wedding vow writer may be a good option. Here's everything you need to know about hiring a vow-writing pro.

By Jenn Sinrich, January 6, 2020