The Wedding Officiant S Guide

Author: Lisa Francesca
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130515
Size: 55.65 MB
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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.

Organized Secularism In The United States

Author: Ryan T. Cragun
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110458659
Size: 76.34 MB
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There has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of the US population that is not religious. However, there is, to date, very little research on the social movement that is organizing to serve the needs of and advocate for the nonreligious in the US. This is a book about the rise and structure of organized secularism in the United States. By organized secularism we mean the efforts of nonreligious individuals to build institutions, networks, and ultimately a movement that serves their interests in a predominantly religious society. Researchers from various fields address questions such as: What secularist organizations exist? Who are the members of these organizations? What kinds of organizations do they create? What functions do these organizations provide for their members? How do the secularist organizations of today compare to those of the past? And what is their likely impact on the future of secularism? For anyone trying to understand the rise of the nonreligious in the US, this book will provide valuable insights into organized efforts to normalize their worldview and advocate for their equal treatment in society.

Countdown To Your Perfect Wedding

Author: Joyce Scardina Becker
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429901659
Size: 63.13 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.

How To Officiate A Non Denominational Wedding Ceremony

Author: J. P. Reynolds
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521270714
Size: 35.50 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!

Reverent Rituals

Author: Russell Elleven
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595298079
Size: 74.89 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.

The Wedding Ceremony Planner

Author: Judith Johnson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781402278228
Size: 43.69 MB
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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.

Words For Your Wedding

Author: David Glusker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060631317
Size: 78.70 MB
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Offers advice on planning a wedding ceremony, provides examples of traditional and new services, and discusses music, setting, and vows

The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony

Author: Mary Calhoun
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493636426
Size: 46.41 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.

The Essential Guide To Gay And Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191518
Size: 38.51 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

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

Author: Dayna Reid
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781790774715
Size: 39.61 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.