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74 DAYS AGO | 7.19.2022

New Script! A Vikings Themed Wedding Ceremony Script

This original Viking wedding ceremony script includes light Pagan wedding elements, an exchange of wedding bands / rings and vows (with optional sword exchan...

79 DAYS AGO | 7.14.2022

Israeli couples who used Utah’s online marriage portal win legal victory in c...

A district court in Israel has ruled that the Interior Ministry must recognize and honor online civil marriage, including those performed through the virtual...

86 DAYS AGO | 7.7.2022

New script! Christian Wedding Ceremony with Marriage Prayer & Recognition of ...

New wedding script! A sweet nondenominational Christian wedding ceremony outline with a Bible reading from Corinthians, a moving invocation on the power of ...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

51 DAYS AGO | 8.11.2022

Wedding Officiants: Learn the ‘Officiant Creep’ & Step Aside for the First Ki...

Excellent advice for first time wedding officiants! Help newlyweds get the best first kiss photo – step out of the photographer's way during the pronouncemen...

52 DAYS AGO | 8.10.2022

2 Catholic Wedding Ceremony Scripts: Traditional & Modern Approaches

New scripts! These 2 Catholic wedding ceremony scripts offer a traditional and modern approach, for couples planning to celebrate a wedding with family and f...

54 DAYS AGO | 8.8.2022

Stripped Down Wedding: Don’t Let Marketers Plan Your Wedding For You

The secret to a stripped down wedding: Make the wedding ceremony the most important part of your wedding day! Focus on what you value most as a couple, not p...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

345 DAYS AGO | 10.21.2021

Red Wedding Dresses: Symbolism and Modern Meanings

Considering a red wedding dress? Learn the meaning behind this bold, exciting, fashionable ceremony statement, with modern inspiration from ancient myths and...

353 DAYS AGO | 10.13.2021

Wiccaning Ceremony - A Guide to Welcoming a New Witch

A ‘wiccaning’ is the deeply joyful ritual celebration of welcoming a new Pagan into a spiritual community, with a promise and blessing to protect them agains...

355 DAYS AGO | 10.11.2021

Norse Runes for Wedding Altars, Rings, and Invitations - The Full Elder Futha...

The ancient magic of Norse runes is used in Viking weddings and other Pagan weddings and handfastings as blessing and protection. Add these runes from the El...

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Community Articles

114 DAYS AGO | 6.9.2022

5 Ways to Celebrate National Loving Day This Year & Every Year

Not sure how to celebrate National Loving Day, the holiday celebrating Mildred & Richard Loving, and the Supreme Court ruling in favor of interracial marriag...

144 DAYS AGO | 5.10.2022

New survey shows most couples don’t want a wedding, so how do wedding officia...

Attention wedding officiants: Surprising survey reveals most couples want to sign a marriage license without a wedding ceremony, prefer fewer guests and a sm...

147 DAYS AGO | 5.7.2022

What overturning Roe v Wade could mean for Marriage Equality

A look at how a SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v Wade threatens marriage equality and could lead to state bans on interracial marriage and same sex marriage...

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