Secular and Nondenominational Wedding Ceremony Scripts

These ceremony scripts will give you inspiration, whether you’re planning your ceremony from scratch or want to customize traditional wording to fit your style.
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Many couples who choose to have a secular or nondenominational wedding work with their officiant to add personal touches like anecdotes and creative traditions. A secular wedding ceremony includes nonreligious wording, vows and readings while a nondenominational wedding ceremony might include religious references. Find three secular ceremony script examples below from officiants across the country to get you started.

A Traditional Secular Wedding Ceremony Script

A Secular Gay Wedding Ceremony Script

A Secular Wedding Ceremony Script With Irish Traditions


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