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Spring 2024 Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Scripts of the Season

Published Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2024

Bride and groom laying in the grass in their beautiful wedding outfits, suit and dress, smiling at each other and holding hands. Photo taken from above, looking down.
Photo: O_Lypa / iStock

“March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers…” and gardens full of newlyweds! 


Spring weddings and elopements are upon us, and we’re so excited for the season’s new trends. We expect to see layered pearls, big bows, Victorian-inspired puffs and embroidered corset paneling – plus custom unity ceremonies, unusual and ‘repurposed’ venues, simple ‘city hall inspired’ ceremonies over brunch, and lighthearted elopements filled with laughter.


Although some officiants confirm that bookings are off to a slow start this year, we’re already seeing a big boost in online searches for wedding ceremony scripts. 


It’s going to be a fun year for weddings!


Below, we've compiled the season's most searched-for, viewed, and downloaded ceremony scripts in our script library. These ceremonies have been selected thousands of times in the past few months as couples for spring; use them 'as is,' or personalize them with unity rituals, readings, and written vows to make them uniquely yours. 


Here are the 2024 Spring wedding season’s most sought after wedding ceremony scripts in order, starting with the most popular choice.



Happy wedding guests clap during an outdoor Spring beach wedding

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Create a wedding ceremony that newlyweds and guests will love, and remember for years to come! 


7 Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Scripts for Spring 2024



1. Lighthearted Wedding Ceremony Script with Funny Reading on Marriage


The numbers don’t lie – this lighthearted officiant script is a hit! Couples love that it includes a funny wedding reading about marriage (from Wilferd Arlan Peterson's “The Art of a Good Marriage,"), an unplugged wedding announcement, sweet marriage vows, and more. Officiants love this wedding script because it’s easy to use and modify, and it’s the perfect length for a standard ceremony. It’s written by AMM Minister & Officiant Sherri Crawford.



2. Minimalist Ceremony Script


Most couples are choosing simple wedding ceremonies this year, and this officiant script delivers! It’s stripped down to include only the essentials – a great choice for a quick and casual wedding ceremony. Officiants love this script because it’s easy to use, has a familiar outline and order of events, and makes a good starting point to personalize a custom ceremony.



3. Princess Bride Wedding Ceremony Script


The Princess Bride is a perennial favorite as each new generation falls in love with its comedic charm! Couples love this great adaptation of the classic adventure, for a wedding day that’s full of quirky fairy-tale romance, humor, chivalry, and kissing parts. Written by AMM Minister Bernard King.



4. A Simple Handfasting Ceremony Script


This simple handfasting script is a great alternative to a traditional wedding. The handfasting unity ritual is timeless – some couples love it as a secular symbol of their unity, while others are drawn to handfasting as a spiritual symbol with nondenominational, Pagan, Wiccan, and Celtic / Irish origins. Use this officiant script ‘as is’, or as a starting point to personalize the perfect custom celebration. Watch AMM Minister Jimmie Berguin deliver this ceremony script in a short video. 




Close up view shows a wedding officiant performing a handfasting ritual

Photo: C.Mae Design / iStock

A minister performs a handfasting ritual with braided cords in symbolic colors.




5. Funny Wedding Ceremony Script with Simple Unity Ritual


Couples love this funny wedding script! It’s simple, uses a familiar outline and order, and keeps things lighthearted on the wedding day. Officiants will love how simple it is to modify the unity ritual that’s included, just swap out ingredients to personalize this ceremony to suit the couple’s tastes and personalities. Written by AMM Minister Bernard King.



6. Modern Filipino Wedding Ceremony Script with Unity Veil, Cord, & Coins


This modern twist on a traditional Filipino wedding ceremony is non-religious but steeped in meaningful symbolism and ritual! The ceremony includes a blessing from the couple's parents or elders, a unity veil and unity cord ritual, unity coins, a unity candle lighting ceremony, and guest participation. Written by AMM Minister and Officiant Dyanna Volek.



7. Short Non Religious Wedding Ceremony With Heartfelt Invocation


In keeping with the ‘simple and sweet’ trend this Spring, our last script on the list is short, straightforward, and wonderfully heartfelt. Couples love this script because it focuses on the true meaning of marriage, and the efforts that will continue long after the wedding day is done. It’s packed full of good vibes, it’s not too long, and it keeps the ceremony focused on love, partnership, and positivity. Watch AMM Minister Jimmie Berguin deliver this ceremony script in a short video. 



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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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