Wedding Traditions Around the Globe

There’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue; the tossing of the bouquet and garter; and the rice thrown as the newlyweds leave. Around the world, you can find other wedding traditions.

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What To Expect at a Shinto Funeral

Shinto funerals are common in Japan, and incorporate elements of Buddhism into the rites. Utilizing 20 different steps, Shinto funerals are a beautiful and profound way to say goodbye to your loved ones.

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What To Expect at a Jewish Wedding

Many Jewish weddings are rich with symbolic rituals uniting the couple in matrimony. But someone outside the Jewish faith might not know what each custom means. Here's a quick guide to Jewish wedding customs.

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of a Christian Marriage Ceremony

All wedding ceremonies are as unique as the couples tying the knot that day, but religious ceremonies tend to follow a specific flow. Here are all the basic steps of a standard Christian marriage ceremony.

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A Selection of Sample Wedding Scripts and Suggestions

Taking a look at the wedding script your officiant has prepared is a crucial part of wedding planning. Review different sample script to ensure your officiant's script selection hits all the right notes.

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Virtual Weddings Are Here to Stay

Virtual weddings came into existence thanks to COVID, but even after the pandemic many couples are choosing to keep their wedding online. And platforms like Zoom make it easier than ever to have a digital wedding.

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Wedding Ceremony FAQs

Got wedding questions? We've got answers. From what is legally required to be said at the wedding to what to do with the wedding license after, we've compiled a handy wedding FAQ to answer all your questions.

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The Legacy of "Jumping the Broom"

"Jumping the broom" is a ceremony commonly seen at American weddings, but not everyone might know its origins. Originally a ritual in slave weddings in the South, jumping the broom symbolizes happiness in a dark time.

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Tips on How To Select Your Officiant Outfit

Asked to officiate a wedding, but not sure what a wedding officiant wears? Finding the ideal wedding officiant outfit doesn't have to be stressful. A few tips go a long way to finding the perfect officiant outfit.

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Handfasting Ceremony FAQs

When officiating a wedding, the couple may ask you to join them together in a handfasting ceremony. If you're not sure what to do or say, fear not! We've assembled this handfasting FAQ to answer all your questions.

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