What is a marriage ceremony?

A marriage ceremony encourages a couple to come together in a way that reflects their values and experiences, something that describes the kind of marriage they want to step into. There are many ways to honour a marriage through ceremony, including weddings, vow renewals, anniversaries, and daily check ins.

Why are marriage ceremonies important?

Weddings are often celebrations of love, yet the ceremony aspect doesn't always prepare us in a realistic way for future conflict and change. Marriage ceremonies are deeply personal expressions and should be unique to each couple. Weave ceremony not just into the wedding but into the marriage can help a couple navigate the twists and turns ahead.

How do you create a marriage ceremony?

The process of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. In order to make decisions along the way, we suggest you choose a handful of words or a quote that captures how you want your day to feel. You can then make decisions and plan activities that bring those words to life and create a ceremony that reflects who you are and what you believe in.

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Writing vows can be challenging, especially since we place so much pressure on this aspect and there's so much to choose from. Think about the story you want your wedding and marriage to tell, and make decisions with that in mind.

Ring warming

A ring warming ceremony invites guests to participate in the wedding ceremony. There are many different ways to do it, yet the intention is often to ask people to share a wish or blessing for the couple as they hold the rings in hand.


While a wedding is often the beginning of a marriage, there is so much more to a marriage than a single day. Find a way to come together annually to talk through your marriage and set intentions for the future.