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Wedding Rituals

9 Ways to Include Family in Your Wedding Ceremony

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 10.01.2015 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Many couples grapple with ways to include family and friends in the ceremony. The trick is to do this in a way that doesn't make anyone feel pressured, that doesn't make anyone else feel excluded, and that is true to the spirit and the tone of your ceremony.

9 Rituals for Interfaith and Intercultural Weddings

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 03.29.2015 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

The wedding ceremony is a ritual unto itself yet many of the interfaith and intercultural couples I work with also opt for smaller, significant rituals within the ceremony.

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

Now as more states and countries legalize same-sex marriage, the nature of weddings expands --but no one is immune to having a wedding ceremony that leaves people cold.

12 Wedding Traditions From Around The Globe

Posted 09.29.2013 | Weddings

By Kristen Droesch for Everyone is familiar with wedding staples like tossing the bouquet and the first dance. But what about traditi...

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part I)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cornelia Powell

As a gay couple, you can embrace the intimacy of ritual and ceremony for your wedding without falling victim to the mainstream's rather tired and institutionalized "traditions" that have become more commercial than cherished.

Why I Got Naked and Jumped Into the Ocean Before My Wedding

Jessica Langer-Sousa | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Jessica Langer-Sousa

Planning a marriage between an observant Jew and a devout Catholic is a delicious brew for controversy. Nonetheless, our interfaith wedding was only two weeks away and I wanted to do something spiritual to mark my upcoming marriage to the man that I loved.

Weirdest Wedding Rituals Ever (VIDEO) (PHOTO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With same-sex couples rushing to get married in California, HuffPost has weddings on our mind. Here's a look at some of the world's weirdest wedding...