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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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