The Wedding Officiant S Guide

Author: Lisa Francesca
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130515
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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.

Officiating A Wedding

Author: Trisha Rhodes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781532991868
Size: 70.62 MB
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Being asked to officiate a wedding is an incredible honor. The soon-to-be husband and wife must hold you in very high esteem to have entrusted you with the responsibility of performing the ceremony that will bind them together for the rest of their lives. When most people think of a wedding, they immediately think of exchanging rings and reciting vows; but there is much more to being the wedding officiant than just reading a few lines and telling the bride and groom what to say and when to kiss. You may be wondering.... what exactly is your responsibility? And how should you go about preparing yourself for the big day? That's exactly what this book is designed to help you with. There are many details that need to be considered and addressed, and I'm going to guide you through them all. Step by step, you will learn everything you need to know and do in order to make your loved ones' big day absolutely perfect.

Countdown To Your Perfect Wedding

Author: Joyce Scardina Becker
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429901659
Size: 73.16 MB
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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 Complete Idiot S Guide To The Perfect Wedding 3e

Author: Teddy Lenderman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101222115
Size: 20.35 MB
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2.3 million brides and grooms will say "I Do" this year, making the wedding industry a $32 billion business. This book will offer sound advice from bridal consultants and brides alike on how to select a perfect dress, find a caterer, use the Internet as a planning tool, handle in-laws and much more!

Reverent Rituals

Author: Russell Elleven
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595298079
Size: 53.19 MB
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Congratulations on your engagement!In this little book couples will find many suggestions for their wedding. Where will you marry? Who will officiate? What will the ceremony be like? Does everything have to be so stressful?The answers to these questions and more will be found in this book. Couples will find a variety of tips to make their wedding planning easier and more complete. Rev. Elleven answers questions that many couples do not even know to ask.Written by an ordained minister and licensed counselor in an abbreviated manner, this guide allows couples to put ideas into action quickly and easily. After finishing Reverent Rituals: A Brief Wedding Guide couples will be well on their way to planning the best wedding possible.

Do It Yourself Wedding Ceremony Choosing The Perfect Words And Officiating Your Unforgettable Day

Author: Dayna Reid
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781790774715
Size: 39.22 MB
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Readers are given all the information they need to write and officiate a personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony, including: The meanings behind each traditional element of a wedding ceremony; A large collection of spiritual and non-spiritual wording examples; Several sample wedding and renewal ceremonies; A worksheet to help you easily compose your ceremony; Ideas for including extra personal touches; Clear information on who can legally perform your ceremony; Instructions for obtaining your marriage license; Steps to becoming ordained; Advice on selecting the right Officiant; Information on filing the paperwork to make your wedding legal.

The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony

Author: Mary Calhoun
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493636426
Size: 39.46 MB
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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.

How To Officiate A Non Denominational Wedding Ceremony

Author: J. P. Reynolds
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521270714
Size: 46.32 MB
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To officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple you know and love is one of life's great honors and delights.When your couple invited you to conduct their ceremony, you felt flattered and excited. Then, a little later, chances are you began to wonder - what did I get myself into? How do I conduct a wedding ceremony? HOW TO OFFICIATE A NON-DENOMINATIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY guides you through every step of the process for writing and delivering a personalized ceremony that is traditional enough in structure to make guests comfortable, yet contemporary in word and substance. Topics include: -How to personalize the various moments in a ceremony -How to involve guests and the wedding party-How to incorporate cultural traditions-How to introduce and segue various segments-How to organize for flow and energy -How to speak with confidence Bonus Sections include information on: -Vows-Rings-Unity Rituals-Blessings-"Non-blessings" - Readings and inspiration-Essential prep and day-of checklistsThis Revised Edition includes: NEW Bonus Sections!New Bonus #1: Interviews with first-time officiants who share their perspectives on the experience. New Bonus #2: A "before and after" ceremony script from a first time officiant I coached. New Bonus #3: Tips on how to personalize a ceremony incorporating Family + FriendsNew Bonus #5: 20 Things you need to keep in mind as you prep for your ceremonyNew Bonus #6: How to answer "The" question couples most often askYour couple invited you to officiate their ceremony because they want something that is uniquely theirs and not clichéd drivel from some unknown officiant. The ceremony is your gift to the couple and in this book I going show you how to give them a gift that will be a touchstone for their life together!

The Essential Guide To Gay And Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191518
Size: 14.67 MB
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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