Post # 1
One of our good friends is marrying us and he texted my FI asking what we wanted him to say during the cermony, any speical things to mention/leave out, and what order things go in. HELP! I’ve been so swamped with other things that I have just gotten back to wedding planning and with two months to go I am completely stumped. Anyone written/performed/otherwise done a non-religious ceremony that could provide some guidence? We have 30min at the site so I know it won’t be too long.
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
There is a thread about it somewhere. I think it was here, but maybe just google “non-religious ceremony.” That’s what I did, and then just copied stuff.
Post # 3
I am writing my non-religious ceremony and having my best friend perform it! My FI was not brought up religious and I took a serious step back over the years, reevaluated and recognized that I am agnostic or spiritual at best, so we opted to completely leave out any religious undertones (besides basic ceremony traditions). Instead, I am pulling from my favorite moments in literature for the readings and have been keeping a bullet point list of quotes I find and things I think of.
I’m an English nerd and a freelance writer, so it has come pretty naturally to me so far, THANKFULLY.
Basically, I want to find something that is completely authentic and real to us. If you want to PM me I can share what I’ve compiled so far. I would really suggest finding a spring board to go off of–whether it be a quote, an idea, a moment special to you and your FI, and kind of work off of that. Gather any readings you may want to do. I would also suggest Googling the hell out of this stuff and even looking at other websites that cater to a more *ahem* offbeat ceremony.