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.

Wedding Ceremony

7 Things You Might Not Know About Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

Planning a wedding ceremony isn't as simple as just hiring a wedding officiant. Here's how to make sure your ceremony is memorable for all the right reasons.

By Jenn Sinrich, October 29, 2019

Vows & Readings

5 People Who Should NOT Give Wedding Ceremony Readings

Readings at wedding ceremonies are a special job reserved for your very nearest and dearest. But there are some folks who might not be well-suited to handle such an honor.

By Lauren Rodrigue, August 9, 2019

Vows & Readings

Should We Write Our Own Vows? How to Know if It's Right For You

Sure, personal vows might sound super-romantic, but they're not for everyone. Here's how to decide if you should write your own vows or not.

By Lauren Rodrigue, August 5, 2019

Vows & Readings

Here's How to Recite Those Wedding Vows Like a Pro

Even if public speaking isn't your thing, these tips will help you recite your wedding vows confidently and clearly.

By Stephanie Weers, July 26, 2019

Traditions

How To Talk About Religion Once You Get Engaged

Yup, this might be an awkward conversation, but you shouldn't put it off. Here's how to talk about religion with your future spouse.

By Lauren Rodrigue, June 14, 2019

Wedding Ceremony

25 Vow Books That Double as Wedding Day Keepsakes

Sure, you could read your vows from your phone or a random piece of paper, but these vow books are way prettier (and they'll last for decades to come).

By Samantha Iacia, May 23, 2019

Traditions

16 Ways Wedding Traditions & Planning Differ Around the World

Ever wonder how wedding traditions differ in other countries? The results of the new Global Wedding Report may surprise you!

By Kim Forrest, May 1, 2019

Wedding Ceremony

5 Ways to Calm Down Before Walking Down the Aisle

You're about to take the most important walk of your life—of course you're going to be nervous! These tips will help you be calm and confident while walking down the aisle.

By Lauren Rodrigue, April 29, 2019

Traditions

6 Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around the World

Weddings look pretty different in other parts of the world. Here are some interesting traditions you might not be familiar with.

By Lindsay Tigar, February 28, 2019

Officiants

15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant

Be sure to choose wisely when selecting your wedding officiant. We talked to several pros to find out the essential question to ask potential officiants.

By Stephanie Weers, February 15, 2019

Traditions

6 Tips for Planning a Bilingual Wedding

The language of love may be universal, but spoken languages aren’t—which is where a bilingual wedding comes in.

By Jaimie Mackey, November 16, 2018

Vows & Readings

7 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Wedding Vows

Worried about writer’s block when finalizing your vows? Here are 15 questions to answer before the wedding arrives:

By Jason Kessler, October 12, 2018

Officiants

6 Surprising Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a great way to develop your relationship during your engagement. Here are some of the many benefits.

By Jenn Sinrich, October 3, 2018

Traditions

Nikah Ceremony: Understanding an Indian Muslim Wedding

Mixing religious and cultural traditions, Indian Muslim weddings, which feature a Nikah ceremony, are full of beautiful and meaningful symbolic rituals.

By Whitney Teal, October 2, 2018

Officiants

“What I Really Learned in Premarital Counseling”

While many couples think of premarital counseling as a chore, you may be surprised about what you learn about your partner—and yourself.

By Jenn Sinrich, September 18, 2018

Traditions

7 Greek Wedding Traditions & the Meanings Behind Them

Learn the meanings behind these symbolic Greek wedding traditions so you can weave traditions from the old country into your big day.

By Whitney Teal, September 11, 2018