Post # 1
I plan to do a very small registry office marriage with only immediate family there. Then a few months later splash out on
what i have termed a Togetherness ceremony. We will already be married so i see no point in reenacting it. Instead i thought maybe my Dad could officiate
and we were free to choose whatever fun and romantic way to symbolise the togetherness of both us and the families. We are both atheiests from different religions so we dont want anything religious.
has anyone done something like this before? ideas?
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by RAWRAW.
Post # 2
RAWRAW: I’m not married but we’re both atheists too. You can try searching these boards for atheist ceremonies. I came across a few that offered some takeaway points posted a few years ago.
Personally, our officiate will be a drag queen who just happens to be an ordained minister (but it will be completely secular)
Post # 3
My SIL is not an athiest, but they had a sort of combined ceremony. She ius a school teacher, and in place of a bible reading (actually, I think they also had a Bible reading), she had her friends read a children’s book. I think it was called, “I Like You A Lot.” I thought it was a neat idea.
Post # 4
RAWRAW: We are not religious people at all and chose an officiant that has options for both types. Not one mention of bible this, obey that. It was actually a very personal and lovely ceremony all about US. Super cool.
Post # 5
We just exchanged our own (non-religious) vows and did a wine box ceremony.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
RAWRAW: hey there, my husband and I are both atheists and cobbled together a really meaningful but non-religious ceremony text from a bunch of different sources. I made a post with all the text in case it could help anyone else, here.
Post # 7
I don’t see problem with it, especially since you’re making it clear it’s not the wedding itself.
That said, is there a reason you can’t just have a secular wedding and do it all at once? We had a non-religious wedding (the officiant was a judge) that we wrote ourselves.