15 of the Best Non-Religious Wedding Readings

What kind of wedding planning blog would we be without ceremony reading suggestions? No one should have to suffer through 1 Corinthians ever again. Readings are a great way to personalize your ceremony or include important family members in the wedding. We have compiled a list of 15 of our favorite non-religious wedding readings quotes, poems,…

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Telling your family you are not having a Church Wedding

Opening up to your parents about personal religious choices can be difficult. If your family is very religious and you are having doubts, or have fully left the church, this can be a point of contention and put significant strain on your relationship. Many people simply choose to not talk about religion with their family. That…

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5 Steps to Find the Perfect Secular Wedding Officiant

You are getting married (yay!) and you are non-religious (rock on, free-thinker!). You probably want to have secular wedding officiant, but how do you find one? Where do you look? How can you be sure that they can legally marry you? There is a lot of misinformation, legal gray areas, and societal expectations that can complicate your search for…

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Celebrating and Explaining Easter as a Secular Person

Easter is coming up this Sunday. I have a bit of a confession to make. I really enjoy Easter. I grew up going to a Presbyterian Church. Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Easter was one of my favorite times of the year at church. You had great story telling, pageantry, egg dying, crafts made…

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The Survey that Sparked Secularly Wed

  A few months back, I put together a survey through my event planning business in conjunction with The Bridechilla Podcast. The responses to that survey formed the foundation of what became Secularly Wed. As a wedding planner, I have met many secular couples who feel pressured to include religious elements in their weddings that do not…

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Welcome to the Secularly Wed Community

Why did we start Secularly Wed? The Secularly Wed community and vendor directory will be a place where couples can learn more about wedding traditions, planning tips, and connect with vendors who share their values. We hope to help guide you through planning your secular wedding and set you on a path to an intentional and strong…