Ceremony Information

Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies

Humanist Society Sample Ceremonies

Wedding readings from books & novels

Wedding readings from poetry

Readings that may work well for same-gender couples

Readings from The Velveteen Rabbit and The Little Prince which may make good ceremony readings

Wedding readings from Shakespeare

Some unusual wedding readings

“Off-beat Bride” How do you have a wedding ceremony without the bible?

“Off-beat Bride” Awesome Wedding Readings for Bad-Ass Couples

“Weddingbee” secular wedding readings board

Opening statement from the Prop 8 trial in California, Ted Olson (a moving choice for same-gender weddings)

Non-traditional wedding vow samples

Writing your own vows

5 steps to overcoming your wedding vow writers block

Wedding Ceremony referencing Zombies (no kidding!)

New York State Marriage Law Information

MEMORIALS

Thoughts on Secular Memorial Services

WeLCOMING OF CHILDREN

Thoughts on Types of Ceremonies including Adoptions and Blended Families –

Sample Baby-Naming Ceremony from the Ethical Society of St. Louis

Ideas for a “Secular Baptism”

Parenting Beyond Belief

(I think these ideas are great for teen coming-of-age ceremonies as well)

Links I like

“Just a Book” 3rd Place winner in Project Reason’s 2010 Video Contest

Prop 8: The Musical

Sam Harris’ afterword from Letters to a Christian Nation

 

Penn Jillette’s essay for And This I Believe… on NPR, “I Believe There Is No God”

Open Letter to the Kansas School Board from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Julia Sweeney’s TEDtalk Letting Go of God