Atheist wedding vows: Do you know of any examples?

I am getting married this year and am in the process of planning our wedding. I have not been able to find on the Net any atheists’ examples of:

  • wedding vows
  • readings for a wedding

Do you know of any?

Posted: January 1st 2008


Eighteen years ago, my husband and I selected this Native American poem to be recited by our officiant (a lovely lady dressed in a white suit) during the small, intimate wedding ceremony held in our living room.

We also, at the suggestion of our Best Woman, exchanged white roses during our ceremony, setting into motion the custom of our exchanging white roses (of course any flower or other object can be chosen) when we have arguments or other difficulties to remind ourselves of our original commitment to each other made during our wedding ceremony.

The prominent aspect of planning such an important ceremony is to be able to discuss with the officiant what the wedding couple want to emphasize in their wedding ceremony, and how those specifications can be fulfilled.

Posted: January 5th 2008

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Here is a guide to writing wedding vows by an officiant who does all kinds of wedding ceremonies, including atheist ones. It’s very general and should get you started.

There’s nothing special you need to say just because you’re an atheist. Just don’t talk about gods. It would be silly. Vow basic things like love and honour, and use non-religious poetry and prose for the readings.

Congratulations, by the way.

Posted: January 3rd 2008

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