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Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony
David Toussaint
0345475747
June 2004
Paperback
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Review
“If you’re going to tie the knot (so long as it’s not around your partner’s neck), this is the book for you.”
—RITA MAE BROWN

“I’m recommending Gay and Lesbian Weddings to all of my friends . . . especially the straight ones!”
—DINAH MANOFF

“Thank goodness I don’t have to consult Amy Vanderbilt anymore!”
—PHRANC

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While gay people's struggle to win the right to marry continues, weddings are already happening -- and gay couples, their families, and friends planning their celebration will benefit from the advice and stories in this fun-to-read guide." -Evan Wolfson, Executive Director, Freedom to Marry

Book Description
Comprehensive, fresh, and funny,...


Celebrating Interfaith Marriages : Creating Your Jewish/Christian Ceremony
Devon A. Lerner
0805060839
April 19, 1999
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Book Description
The first comprehensive wedding guide specifically for the Jewish/Christian couple who wants to honor both religious traditions in their service, vows, and readings.

Saying "I do" is one of the happiest moments in a couple's life together--but planning that trip to the altar can be a stressful ordeal. The minute an engagement is announced two full clans want to celebrate the union their way! When one of those families is Jewish (50 percent of whom now marry outside their faith) and the other is Christian, the religious details can increase the pressure on the bride- and groom-to-be. Celebrating Interfaith Marriages provides all of the expert advice on how to combine elements of the two faiths so everyone can rejoice with the bride and groom on their wedding day.

Devon Lerner draws from her twenty years of...


Weddings From the Heart: Contemporary and Traditional Ceremonies for an Unforgettable Wedding
Daphne Rose Kingma
1573248614
January 2003
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
With its combination of contemporary and traditional ceremonies, as well as suggestions for vows, readings and extra special touches, Weddings From the Heart will help any couple understand the meaning behind the wedding ceremony and create the most exquisite ceremony possible. Movingly written in Daphne Kingma's warm and intimate style, Weddings From the Heart offers five complete ceremonies: one that emphasizes the psychological dimensions of love; one for the previously married; one that celebrates the joy of finding soul mate; a ceremony for people in recovery; and a ceremony that focuses on the spiritual commitment of marriage, as well as the texts of traditional Christian and civil ceremonies and hundreds of vows, consecrations, and blessings of the rings from traditions around the world. Weddings From the...


The Wedding Ceremony Planner
Judith Johnson
1402203438
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Many couples want a spiritual but not a religious ceremony that truly celebrates their unique set of beliefs, values and life circumstances. They want their ceremony, their way but don’t know where to begin or what questions they need to ask. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. It covers everything you need to know to create a beautiful ceremony text and to anticipate and address all the profound and mundane logistics with ease, grace and fun. It includes hundreds of text excerpts reflecting the many voices with which our hearts speak. There are also ten sample ceremony texts, including those used to address such situations as the inclusion of children, the telling of the couple’s story, the renewal of vows and a commitment ceremony. Checklists and worksheets are...


In Style: Weddings

1932994726
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether you’re married to the idea of an intimate beach gathering or the most formal of church ceremonies, In Style Weddings’ unique blend of expert advice and celebrity inspirations shows every bride how to make her wedding day uniquely her own. Arranged in 10 chapters: The Ring, The Invitation, The Dress, Beauty, The Flowers, The Cake, The Photography, The Wedding Party, The Ceremony and The Reception- this book offers examples and guidance on how to create the wedding of your dreams. With more than 500 vibrant full-color and black & white photographs, In Style Weddings is both visually stunning and useful. This book is your source of practical advice and endless inspiration for your wedding.


Christian Weddings
Andy Langford
0687011434
Sept 1995
Paperback
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The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them.
Carley Roney
0767916425
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bookstore shelves brim with wedding guides, and while this one might not offer earth-shattering planning advice, it's got just about everything a future bride and groom need to prepare for the big day. Editor-in-chief Roney, along with the editors of The Knot magazine and TheKnot.com, share their extensive knowledge about weddings in this friendly, revised and updated volume. The book addresses the basics, the tiny details and the things that most young couples don't realize that they need to know-such as that it's better to put an even number of guests at each reception table, so that everyone has a partner for conversation. Among the chapters are tips to take couples from pre-engagement to post-honeymoon planning, snapshots and stories of real weddings and answers to wedding FAQs, as well as general advice....


The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner: From "Yes" to "I Do" and Beyond
Amy Nebens
0760742057
December 2003
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Book Description
"The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner" takes the chaos out of the planning process by offering the tools and advice necessary to stay organized and in control. A lifeline for the busy bride, this comprehensive resource covers every aspect of a wedding - plus the rehersal dinner and the honeymoon - in a quick and easy-to-use format.


Promises to Keep : Crafting Your Wedding Ceremony (Rites to Remember Series)
Barry L. Stopfel (Foreword), Ann Keeler Evans
0966371534
January 5, 2001
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Patricia Monaghan, Author of Meditation: The Complete Guide
"This book shows how to create a commitment ceremony reflecting the values of a new age."

Dianne Breivis, Wedding Consultant
"If you want a meaningful, personalized wedding, this book will help you create that."

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Alternative Weddings
Jane Ross-Macdonald
0878339779
Jan 1997
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Book Description
This book can guide you from proposal to honeymoon. Exploring a variety of religious and spiritual traditions as well as non religious alternatives.


Timeless Traditions
Lisl Spangenburg
0789305194
May 2001
Paperback
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Review
"Whether you are in the process of planning a wedding or are simply satisfying your curiosity about the custom of marriage, you are about to begin a fascinating journey. As you travel through the pages of this wonderful book, you will discover exotic rituals, familiar observances, and even lighthearted folk customs. . . . This is indeed the most comprehensive collection of customs I have seen."--Linda K. Stansbury, Editor-in-Chief, Elegant Bride

"Not content to merely expand on those traditions with which we are all somewhat familiar, Lisl Spangenberg has delved deeply into the treasure chest of world cultures and come up with a dazzling array of riches. . . . Now you have only to feast your eyes and choose those customs that seem most meaningful to you, that speak to your heart as well as your heritage."--from the...


The Wedding MC Handbook
Joel Sweeney
0968382703
bound - September 10, 1999
Spiral-bound
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C. Foote - Newfoundland, Canada
I just received your book from my sister-in-law to be as they've asked me to MC their wedding in August. I've only had time to glance through it yet but it's already answered a dozen questions and I'm sure there's more. Thanks a bunch!

M. Limm - Alberta, Canada
I had about a week to prepare and the book provided me with an excellent template and guide for the wedding reception. The wedding reception went so well that I want to do it again either for the same wedding party for another one! Thank you again for the excellent advice and sharing your experience.

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Weddings Planning For Dummies
Marcy Blum
0764556851
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
It's hard to imagine any wedding detail that could have escaped inclusion in the pages of Weddings for Dummies. How to build a chuppah, how to anchor a comb in the bride's hair, who dances with whom and when--everything you ever wanted to know about getting hitched is right here. Fortunately, Marcy Blum and Laura Fisher Kaiser aren't afraid to give an opinion or two (there's a list of "Ten Tacky Temptations We Beg You to Resist"), but most of the information is entirely nonjudgmental. It's best to have a much-married older sister plan your wedding, but if you have to do it yourself, this is the perfect book to tell you how. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Features helpful planning forms and checklists ...


The Wedding Collection
Morris Chapman
0805420045
May 1991
Hardcover
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Weddings: The Magic of Creating Your Own Ceremony
Henry S. Basayne, Linda R. Janowitz
1885221924
October 1998
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The Bridal Connection, March 2000, by Leslie Gould
The book compels the reader to reflect, organize and then create a ceremony that is both personal and meaningful.

Book Description
The magic that begins with the writing of your own wedding vows lights the way toward a stronger and happier marriage. If you're a couple who chooses to create all or part of your own ceremony, your wedding celebration will glow with the personal and distinctive warmth of a ceremony that is truly your own. If you thing that the wedding ceremony is more than food, fashion or flowers, then this is the book for you. "Weddings -- The Magic of Creating Your Own Ceremony" guides you step by step increating a wedding that will be inspiring, festive and memorable. Secular or religious, traditional or contemporary,...


People I Do: The Great Celebrity Weddings
People Magazine
1932994971
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
DESCRIPTION: Here's a chance to see America's favorite couples in their happiest, most glamorous moments. Gorgeous photos from the weddings of Julia Roberts, Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Matt LeBlanc, Russell Crowe, Trista & Ryan, Paul McCartney and Liv Tyler, among others, will make this book a treasure to keep. So will the details that only People Magazine can provide: What were the favorite celebrity wedding songs? What gifts would you find on the stars' wedding registries? Who got the wackiest present? Who had the most moving vows? Who had the craziest ceremony? All the answers are here.


The Creative Jewish Wedding Book: A Hands-On Guide to New & Old Traditions, Ceremonies & Celebrations
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
1580231942
June 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
This guide to Jewish weddings will be best appreciated by those who are new to Judaism, those who wish to adapt tradition to personalize their Jewish wedding or those who want to incorporate elements of the Jewish tradition into an unconventional or interfaith wedding ceremony. Kaplan-Mayer writes accessibly and engagingly, leading readers through Jewish customs such as the ketubah, the marriage contract that she encourages them to modify according to their own backgrounds and needs, and the chuppah, the wedding canopy that she helps them envision and create. She tackles food, music, family dynamics and ritual objects ("something oldish, something newish, something borrowed, something Jewish"). Kaplan-Mayer pays special attention to the needs of interfaith and same-sex couples, with practical suggestions for...


Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies
Joan C. Hawxhurst
0965128415
Dec 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In the United States today, some 40,000 couples enter interfaith (Jewish/Christian) marriages each year, and the trend is increasing. Compiled by the editor of Dovetail: A Newsletter by and for Jewish/Christian Families (LJ 5/15/94), this eminently practical guide helps couples plan a wedding ceremony that will reflect their own differing religious backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs and also be sensitive to the beliefs and traditions of their parents, other relatives, and guests. Included are pointers on choosing an offciant or officiants as well as suggested vows, blessings, benedictions, and musical selections. Seven actual interfaith ceremonies are given, with comments by the main participants. This is an excellent addition to public library collections.?Marcia G. Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.Copyright 1996...


Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul: Stories of Love, Laughter and Commitment to Last a Lifetime
Jack Canfield
0757301401
January 2004
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Book Description
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your lifeespecially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day. Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul features a final section on Anniversaries will give it a long shelf life, and open the market to those remembering the joy of their wedding day in later years. It's the perfect gift for bridal showers, weddings and anniversaries.

About the Author
Jack Canfield, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is a professional speaker who has dedicated his life to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York...


The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book: 1,001 Creative Ideas To Make Your Wedding Fun, Romantic & Memorable
Cynthia Clumeck Clumeck Muchnick
0761532463
April 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A wedding consultant gives tips on everything from the proposal and prenuptial parties to the post-wedding period when couples struggle to write thank you notes, exchange duplicate gifts, and begin financial planning. Many brides will find her emphasis on handling stress and strategies for taking care of yourself beneficial. Muchnick even includes some comments on renewing vows, a topic ignored by many books. Though the ideas presented here are found in other guides (such as Robbi G.W. Earnst's more detailed Great Wedding Tips from the Experts, Lowell, 2000), this is fun to browse through, and readers will appreciate the straightforward, friendly tone. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
Creative, Romantic, and Exciting Ideas for Your Big Day


A Wedding Ceremony to Remember
Marty F. Younkin
0966874587
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Association of Certified Wedding Consultants
Marty Younkin's wedding ceremony book is the best I've seen. Couples can create their ceremony just the way they want." --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.

Dallas Morning News Book Review
"My way at the altar best describes A Wedding Ceremony to Remember. Readers can choose from six whole ceremonies, traditional to family-inclusive. Modify these from his selections of prayers, readings, vows and special touches such as the unity candle. Worksheets help pull it all together into a dignified occasion without the expense and million-option headaches of other industrial-strength wedding books." --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.

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Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration
Peggy Post
0060745045
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
What makes a perfect wedding? "[The bride] and the groom both look as though there were sunlight behind their eyes, as though their mouths irresistibly turned to smiles," wrote Emily Post in 1922's Etiquette. Great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post, author of the fourth edition of Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, absolutely agrees with Miss Emily. To ensure those bright eyes and smiles, she imparts thoughtful and commonsensical advice on how to plan for not just your wedding, but for all the social and familial obligations and traditions that a wedding entails.

Unlike many wedding manuals, Post includes advice for the "encore" bride as well as for the new bride. In this day of remarriages and blended families, tact and strategy are often needed to make sure feelings aren't hurt and everything runs as smoothly as possible. A...



I Do: A Guide to Creating Your Own Unique Wedding Ceremony
Sydney Barbara Metrick
1587610906
March 2001
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Book Description
Planning a wedding can be an emotional and logistical nightmare, especially if you want your ceremony to be as unique as you are. Well, forget about the three-tiered cake, stop obsessing over what Martha would do, and make your special day a walk down the aisle less travelled with I DO, a creative, accessible guide to designing unique marriage ceremonies. Beginning with an explanation of traditional wedding elements-the bridal veil, the exchange of rings, the cake, the vows-author Sydney Barbara Metrick offers inspired wedding alternatives drawn from ancient Greece and Persia, pagan Europe, Elizabethan England, and other traditions. Planning guides are included to help you create your own personal event, whether it's to celebrate an interfaith, intercultural first union, a second or third marriage (including one or...


The Everything Jewish Wedding Book
Helen Latner
1558508015
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
In the Jewish tradition, a wedding is a lifetime milestone, a right of passage. Certainly, there are specific customs that can be followed, but which are the ones that you want-or need-to include in your special day? The Everything Jewish Wedding Book includes absolutely everything you need to know to have the most wonderful Jewish ceremony and reception. Written in clear, concise language by an etiquette advisor and the author of The Book Of Modern Jewish Etiquette, it provides detailed information for every type of Jewish wedding. Your wedding will be a special and unique event. Whether you are planning a contemporary ceremony or a traditionally orthodox reception, there are Jewish traditions from all over the world that will suit your taste, lifestyle, and budget. Covering both religious and secular details, this...

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