(Closed) Build Your Own Ceremony

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Are you talking about the wording?  We created our own ceremony.  I cobbled together a lot of different ones from my google search and then added a few personal touches.

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

Check out indiebride.com. In the chat and gab section there is a place called Vows. Check out other peoples thread, there is even a repository for ceremony reading and vows. Thats what I did and found some wonderful stuff. I didnt’ want to take what other people used for vows and suhc, but its a good starting place.

Post # 5
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree. I would look at a bunch of ceremony options online to get an idea of flow and things you like and don’t  like. Then make it your own!

Post # 7
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

You may want to check out Jessie Blum’s posts on Weddingbee Pro, she seems to have some good tips on creating a ceremony that fits you as a couple.

Post # 8
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

There’s a book, too, that’s been recommended around here that I used to help me write my ceremony. It’s The Wedding Ceremony Planner by Judith Johnson. She goes through how to structure the ceremony and also provides sample text for different parts, like marriage address and vows, plus some suggestions of different ceremonies you can do.

Post # 9
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FutureMrsStrunk, do you plan on writing your own ceremony?  There are many non-religious officiants who will work with you to create a really awesome and original wedding ceremony, so you don’t have to stress about it – and you have plenty of time, too!

Post # 10
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

 I’ll have to second the comment made about the book by Judith Johnson. My fiance and are have radically different religious beliefs, as in, I have some and he doesn’t, haha. And that book has been extremely helpful during the process of writing our ceremony script. It offers tons of alternatives between Christian and non-Christian, traditional and non-traditional and has examples of entire ceremonies. If you want to take a look at it before buying, you should check Google Books, they have a preview that should give you a good idea of whether or not it’s right for you.

Here’s a link if you’re interested. http://books.google.com/books?id=E6Q2Xo7Z2gQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=judith+johnson#v=onepage&q=&f=false

And if it turns out it’s not for you, I know there’s tons of other books with the same premise. Or you could even try searching online for some samples of other peoples ceremonies.

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