Ceremonies Articles

The decision to marry your partner is a thrilling one to come to. After being with your significant other for a certain amount of time, marriage is the next step in the process. If you and your partner have been together ...

Category: Ceremonies, Marriage

wedding

Many religions include rituals that are performed after the birth of a child. In most cases, these celebrations take the form of naming and dedication ceremonies. Most in the United States are familiar with the concept o ...

Category: Baptism, Ceremonies

One commonality between human civilizations throughout history is the development of customs to remember and respect deceased family, friends and community members. Spiritual and cultural beliefs dictate how people bury ...

Category: Funeral, Ceremonies

funeral

The baptism of a child can be a big deal for many families. If you have someone close to you who is planning a baptism in the near future, you might want to start thinking about what you’re going to get for the lit ...

Category: Baptism, Ceremonies

Picking a new name can be a pivotal moment in a transgender person’s life. Often, much care and deliberation leads up to the final choice, including taking some time to mentally “live with” the new name ...

Category: Universal Life Church, Ceremonies

Like many traditions in Irish culture, the wake is a combination of pre-Christian customs and Christian rituals. While it sprang from original traditions of keeping watch over the dead, variations of the practice are sti ...

Category: Funeral, Ceremonies

funeral

Music can set the tone for your wedding reception, so it’s wise to use discretion when selecting a DJ. However, you might have some trouble deciding who to hire. A few helpful tips should guide you as you search fo ...

Category: Ceremonies

wedding

Your wedding music choices set the tone of your affair and reflect a celebration of your new love. You’ll need to consider all the programmatic elements as you decide on individual songs and your overall mix of mus ...

Category: Ceremonies, Marriage

wedding

If you have friends who are Wiccan or who follow other spiritual paths, you might have already heard about the handfasting ceremony. While the exact origins of the custom are unclear, some sources suggest that it has Cel ...

Category: Ceremonies

When a child you love gets baptized, it's a very exciting time. The excitement is multiplied when you are asked to be the child's godparent. It's a blessing and an honor and something you shouldn't take lightly. As you p ...

Category: Get Ordained, Ceremonies