Vows & Readings

Putting your feelings into words can be a challenge, so we’re here to help you write those all-important wedding vows. We’ve got foolproof inspiration, tips to overcome writer’s block so you can get express your emotions on paper, and the perfect readings that show why your love story is one worth celebrating.

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

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

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

Vows & Readings

The Wedding Vows Template You Totally Need (Admit It)

We know that finding the right words to recite is NOT the easiest feat, so we've put together a wedding vows template to help you write the most memorable words.

By Caitlin Krebs, August 24, 2018

Vows & Readings

These Native American Wedding Blessings Are the Sweetest

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

By Whitney Teal, April 13, 2018

Vows & Readings

These Irish Wedding Blessings Make Sweet Ceremony Readings

You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the beauty of these classic Irish wedding blessings.

By Whitney Teal, March 19, 2018

Vows & Readings

The 4 Rules of Writing Your Own LGBT Wedding Vows

Here’s a little primer on preparing super boss wedding vows for your queer wedding!

By Whitney Teal, September 29, 2017

Vows & Readings

17 Unique Wedding Ceremony Readings Your Guests Will Love

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

By Anne Chertoff, September 15, 2017

Vows & Readings

11 Wedding Ceremony Readings for Queer Couples

Looking for gender-neutral and LGBTQ-friendly readings for your same-sex ceremony? Check these out!

By Whitney Teal, June 22, 2017

Vows & Readings

Vows 101: What You Need to Know About Wedding Vows

Whether you getting married outdoors, in a courthouse, in a church, a temple, or your backyard, you are declaring lifelong commitment to your spouse.

By Nora Shepard, February 22, 2017

Vows & Readings

How to Give a Wedding Ceremony Reading If You Hate Public Speaking

So many people are afraid of public speaking, but if you're given the chance to speak at someone's wedding, how do you overcome that? Here's what I did.

By Lindsay Pietroluongo, February 15, 2017

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How to Choose Wedding Ceremony Readings

Personalize your ceremony by selecting meaningful readings. Get some inspiration on where to start below.

By Kim Forrest, February 1, 2017

Vows & Readings

12 Wedding Ceremony Reading Ideas from the Pros

We asked ceremony officiants from around the country to share excerpts from their favorite wedding ceremony readings to help inspire you.

By Kim Forrest, January 23, 2017