Last year, one in three American weddings were officiated by a friend or family member. With the officiating trend on the rise, novice officiants need a resource to guide them. In The Wedding Officiant's Guide, interfaith minister Lisa Francesca breaks down the entire officiating process, from becoming an ordained officiant and interviewing the couple to drafting and performing a moving ceremony. Written in an engaging and friendly tone, and featuring empowering advice, suggested readings, stories and lessons learned from new officiants, and practical tips from wedding planners, this inviting handbook will help new officiants write and deliver a wedding ceremony that fulfills marriage laws, delights guests, and honors the marrying couple.
We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. Originally published by Jewish Lights Publishing, this easy-to-use guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles. Newly revised North American edition now includes Canadian statistics and information.
The essential guide to creating an unforgettable ceremony that reflects the unqiueness of your relationship The Wedding Ceremony Planner is the only comprehensive and user-friendly guide, covering everything a couple needs to celebrate their wedding in a personal way. From elegant readings, to often-overlooked logistics, to the inclusion of special family members into the ceremony, this is an absolute essential for anyone planning a wedding. Written by a true expert, Reverend Judith Johnson delivers a wealth of tips and resources so couples can create the ultimate wedding that's true to their own spirit, beliefs, and traditions.
For those looking to create a personalized wedding ceremony that honors and celebrates the diverse religious, racial, or ethnic backgrounds of the couple and their families, this book provides expert guidance for perfectly blending traditions and faiths. • Contains insights shared by brides and grooms, interviews and information from other attributed sources, as well as special contributions from Rev. Victor Fuhrman • Presents exclusive materials designed by the author throughout more than a decade of experience in ministry
Perfect Wedding Planning is an indispensable guide to every aspect of arranging and coordinating the wedding you've always wished for. Covering everything from booking the caterers to choosing the wedding favours, it walks you through exactly what you need to do and gives great advice about how to realise your dream without breaking the bank. With checklists to make sure you have everything covered, specialist tips from florists and photographers, and a unique chapter on getting married abroad, Perfect Wedding Planning has all you need to make your special day memorable and magical. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
Planning a wedding can be an exciting, overwhelming, and time consuming endeavor. COUNTDOWN TO YOUR PERFECT WEDDING will give brides the exact amount of information they need to plan the wedding they want. It breaks down pre-wedding tasks into manageable bits of information and serves as a point-by-point checklist so that nothing slips through the cracks and nothing is left undone. Unlike other books, COUNTDOWN is arranged on a 52-week timeline (one year is the average amount of time brides take to plan a wedding) that explains what needs to be done when. Each week will feature an essential aspect of a beautiful wedding and will include tips and insider information on how brides can get what they want, budgeting considerations, definition of terms, as well as feature information for "Brides On A Budget" and "When Money Is No Object. For brides who wish they could hire a wedding planner but can't afford one, this book will hold their hand through the process so they can plan the wedding of their dreams.
"An extensive guide for both same-sex and opposite sex couples wishing to design a unique, seamless, and memorable ceremony. It also serves as a how-to resource for officiants of all faiths, from novice to sage.
Offers advice on planning a wedding ceremony, provides examples of traditional and new services, and discusses music, setting, and vows
Choose the Perfect Words For Your Unforgettable Wedding Day. In this revised, expanded and retitled edition of the previously titled bestseller, "Sacred Ceremony," “Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony,” brings the focus back to the real purpose of a wedding … the sacred agreement between two people that defines their marriage. In step-by-step, informative chapters, Dayna Reid describes the elements of a wedding ceremony from beginning to end, and the choices people can make with each element. “Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony” includes a wealth of wording and ceremony selections, to celebrate diverse styles, beliefs and traditions, from Christian to Zen, to the simple declarations of love that transcend tradition. Reid, an ordained Officiant with more than a decade of experience discovered “the few ceremony books available were written in either a particular style or from a specific religious view, offering limited variety for customizing a wedding to reflect a couple's unique and personal perspective and intentions.” Some key information within the book: • A large collection of spiritual and non-spiritual wording examples • Several sample wedding and renewal ceremonies • A worksheet to help easily compose the ceremony • Instructions for obtaining a marriage license • Who can legally perform the ceremony and steps to becoming ordained • Advice on selecting the right Officiant • Information on filing the paperwork to make the wedding legal
Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.
An updated edition of the classic planner, “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist
One of the most important things to many women is that day that they get married to their true love. It is a special day where the focus is on them and they can have their dream wedding. A major part of this wedding process is the planning of it all. The term "bridezilla" has come out of many brides that have problems with how others are managing the tasks that she has assigned to them. "Wedding Planning For Brides to Be: The Complete Guide for that Special Day" help the bride that wants to have full control of her situation and to ensure that she can keep a track of everything from venue to décor to food and have that perfect day.
You finally said “yes!” and decided to throw in your lot with Mr. Right. But before you can embark on your new lives together there’s the little detail of your wedding. Handled correctly, it can be what it should be—the most wonderful day of your life. With Wedding Kit For Dummies in your corner, you can guarantee that your wedding celebration is everything you always dreamed it would be. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair, a huge event, or something in-between, this book/CD package arms you with checklists, templates, worksheets and other useful tools to help you manage all the details. And you get expert tips and advice on, among other things, how to: Select the perfect venue Track your guest list and RSVPs Choosing the food and flowers Finding a good photographer Negotiate rates with caterers and musicians Nail down the wedding-day agenda Outfit your wedding p arty Plan a destination wedding Marcy Blum has created magical weddings for hundreds of couples. Now in Wedding Kit For Dummies she shares her tricks-of-the-trade on all aspects of planning, organizing, and pulling off a wedding without a hitch, including such crucial topics as: Financing your wedding and staying within your budget Seating for meals, tracking gifts, creating invitations and finding the perfect far-away destination for a destination wedding Getting all the details of the ceremony right—from choosing an officiant and who walks with whom to cueing the music and dealing with the jitters Throwing a whiz-bang reception—covers all the bases including meals, music, flowers, the cake, the bar...all the way down to the send-off On the bonus CD-ROM you’ll find: Live links to top wedding Web resources Templates, forms, worksheets, and sample contracts A calculator to help you plan your reception Spreadsheets to keep track of all your budget details Your complete wedding planning survival guide, this all-in-one kit is the one accessory every bride-to-be absolutely must have. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Readers getting married for the first time, or the second or even third time, are absolutely inundated with information. They want a unique wedding, but they can't afford to spend that kind of money. They want to please their families, but not at the expense of pleasing themselves. They have questions upon questions, but they don't want a rehash of the same old information. They expect and deserve inside advice from brides who have been there. Enter The Unofficial Guide to Planning Your Wedding. By teaching readers to sit down and focus on the kind of wedding they want, it allows them to come through the event with their sanity and their pocketbooks intact. The practical tools and checklists detail what to expect to spend on the caterer, the florist, the photographer, etc., as well as how to handle such sticky situations as intermarriages, divorced parents, and family feuds. And best of all, it reminds readers about the elements of a truly unique wedding.
This NEW bridal book contains all the information that a modern bride needs to plan a wedding in today's culture.
The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated! Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining afancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremonytakes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal canseem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plana wedding people will remember for ages. Wedding Planning For Dummies demystifies and simplifiesall the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration andinnovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, ofcourse, make it fun for everyone--especially you! Expert weddingplanner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'llencounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception siteto picking a photographer—and everything in between. 20% new and updated content Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget Negotiate contracts and surf online for wedding deals Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, andother celebrations Plan for various wedding customs and rites Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake The 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in weddingregistries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you shouldavoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the BigDay—while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.