The Wedding Officiant's Guide

How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony

Author: Lisa Francesca

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130515

Category: Reference

Page: 136

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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.

How to be a Perfect Stranger

A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies

Author: Stuart M. Matlins,Arthur J. Magida

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781896836287

Category: Canada

Page: 432

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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.

Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

Author: Laurie Sue Brockway

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313378029

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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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

Author: Cherry Chappell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407004522

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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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.

Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding

From Engagement Ring to Honeymoon, a Week-by-Week Guide to Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life

Author: Joyce Scardina Becker

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429901659

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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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.

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers,Paul Brown

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191518

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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This updated edition to the classic planner is “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

Wedding Planning for Brides to Be: The Complete Guide for That Special Day: The Practical Guide with Tips on How to Create the Perfect Guest List

Save the Date & Tie the Knot with a Wedding Planning Checklist and a Guide for Wedding Planning on a Budget

Author: David A. Grande

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1634287460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 38

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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.

Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

Author: Sue Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470502088

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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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.

The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony

Planning Guide for Creating a Personalized, Unique Ceremony Supporting ALL Couples, Same Sex and Opposite Sex Or How to Write Your Own Vows Ideal for

Author: Mary Calhoun

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493636426

Category: Reference

Page: 172

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"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.

The Wedding Ceremony Planner

The Essential Guide to the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

Author: Judith Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781402278228

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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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.

Good Grief

Author: Lolae Joline Lambert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462832705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Good Grief is a story expressed in letters about committed love, disappointments, triumphs, romance, loss, and renewal. For more information on "Good Grief" visit www.lolaejolinelambert.com

Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony

Choosing the Perfect Words and Officiating Your Unforgettable Day

Author: Dayna Reid

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499297119

Category: Reference

Page: 244

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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

The Unofficial Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Author: Eileen Livers

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780028624594

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 560

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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.

Heartbeat of Intercession

Author: Velma Goostree

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465324429

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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Growing Love in Christian Marriage Third Edition - Pastor's Manual

2012 Revision

Author: Jane P. Ives,S. Clifton Ives

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426757913

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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This resource is ideal for clergy to use during pre-wedding counseling sessions. Pastor's Manual includes guidelines for mentoring couples. will help couples learn more about themselves and their future spouse and address potential problem areas before, rather than after, the wedding. This official United Methodist resource includes worksheets to be completed by each person, Scripture references about marriage, and interactive exercises. For use with couples of all ages, whether they are entering their first marriage or remarrying. A pack of two (identical) books, Growing Love in Christian Marriage Couples Manual is also available for purchase. Pastors can present this resource to the couples for personal use during the counseling sessions. Includes everything you need to have a comprehensive marriage ministry: The Ministry of Marriage Preparation The Pastor's Role (expectations and perceptions; coaching and problem solving; experiences and attitudes) Theological Perspectives (personal responsibility and christian community; God's purposes for marriage; divorce and remarriage; marriage as vocation and covenant) Basic Goals for Marriage Preparation Ministries (religion, money, and sex; communication skills) Working with Couples First Session (wedding details, assessing the couple's preparation for marriage) Sessions with Individuals (premarital questionnaire responses, surfacing potential disagreements) Additional Sessions (finalizing wedding plans) Nurturing Marital Growth After the Wedding Mentor Couples (selecting and recruiting mentor couples; leadership team; training mentor couples) Marriage Preparation in Groups Comprehensive Marriage Ministries (relationship education for children, youth, and young adults; enrichment opportunities for married couples; support for couples in crisis)

The Bishop is Coming!

A Practical Guide for Bishops and Congregations

Author: Paul V. Marshall

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0898698030

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This short book has a dual purpose and is aimed at two audiences: Through practical instruction and guidance, it equips bishops to minister effectively asthe chief pastor in the diocese, while helping clergy and congregations reduce the eternal anxiety around the words, "The bishop is coming." Realizing that ceremonial custom varies among dioceses and congregations, the author lays out some normative principles that should be followed in all liturgies at which the bishop presides or is present. His clear, engaging, and often humorous style will put the reader at ease when dealing with ceremonial material.

Living the Secular Life

New Answers to Old Questions

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170083

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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“A humane and sensible guide to and for the many kinds of Americans leading secular lives in what remains one of the most religious nations in the developed world.” —The New York Times Book Review Over the last twenty-five years, “no religion” has become the fastest-growing religious preference in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a moral yet nonreligious—or secular—life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. Revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture—alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women based on extensive in-depth interviews from across the country—Living the Secular Life will be indispensable for millions of secular Americans. Drawing on innovative sociological research, Living the Secular Life illuminates this demographic shift with the moral convictions that govern secular individuals, offering crucial information for the religious and nonreligious alike. Living the Secular Life reveals that, despite opinions to the contrary, nonreligious Americans possess a unique moral code that allows them to effectively navigate the complexities of modern life. Spiritual self-reliance, clear-eyed pragmatism, and an abiding faith in the Golden Rule to adjudicate moral decisions: these common principles are shared across secular society. Living the Secular Life demonstrates these principles in action and points to their usage throughout daily life. Phil Zuckerman is a sociology professor at Pitzer College, where he studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding a Department of Secular Studies, the first academic program in the nation dedicated to exclusively studying secular culture and the sociological consequences of America’s fastest-growing “faith.” Zuckerman discovered that despite the entrenched negative beliefs about nonreligious people, American secular culture is grounded in deep morality and proactive citizenship—indeed, some of the very best that the country has to offer. Living the Secular Life journeys through some of the most essential components of human existence—child rearing and morality, death and ritual, community and beauty—and offers secular readers inspiration for leading their own lives. Zuckerman shares eye-opening research that reveals the enduring moral strength of children raised without religion, as well as the hardships experienced by secular mothers in the rural South, where church attendance defines the public space. Despite the real sorrows of mortality, Zuckerman conveys the deep psychological health of secular individuals in their attitudes toward illness, death, and dying. Tracking the efforts of nonreligious groups to construct their own communities, Zuckerman shows how Americans are building institutions and cultivating relationships without religious influence. Most of all, Living the Secular Life infuses the sociological data and groundbreaking research with the moral convictions that govern secular individuals and demonstrates how readers can integrate these beliefs into their own lives. A manifesto for a booming social movement—and a revelatory survey of this overlooked community—Living the Secular Life offers essential and long-awaited information for anyone building a life based on his or her own principles.