Writing your own secular wedding ceremony
Today we’re sharing Mrs. Narwhal’s full DIY secular wedding ceremony script. If you’ve customized your wedding ceremony, you know just how hard it is to find the perfect words. We want to make the process a little easier by paying it forward to future brides and grooms by sharing our wedding ceremony scripts with the hive.
If you’d like to participate in sharing your ceremony script, find out how at the bottom of this post.
There are a plethora of resources out there for crafting your ceremony, especially on the ‘Bee. I’ve frequented posts from Mrs. Jet Setter, Mrs. Border Collie, Mrs. Cherry Pie, Miss Hammerhead, Mrs. Buttons, and Mrs. Elk.
I’ve briefly touched on our ceremony in the past, and how the ceremony is one of the most important parts of the day for us. As someone with words of affirmation as one of my love languages, I’m pretty certain the ceremony is going to be the one of the best moments of my entire life. All the feels.
While we both want our ceremony to be personal and intimate feeling, we also want to keep it short and sweet. To me, ceremonies are like speeches—you can say a lot in a short amount of time, and the longer it drags on the less meaningful it becomes.
We also don’t really want to reinvent the wheel here. Many people before us have had non-religious, secular wedding ceremonies that shared beautiful and meaningful words. We’re putting together our DIY secular wedding ceremony by picking and choosing segments that suit our life and the marriage we are creating, and are basically copying, pasting, and tweaking it together into our version of the ceremony.