The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions: Readings, Rituals, Music, Dances, and Toasts

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Clarkson Potter, 2013 - Reference - 224 pages
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From the #1 wedding brand comes this indispensable resource, completely revised and updated, to help you choose the perfect words, music, and traditions for your ceremony and reception
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The ceremony is the cornerstone of your wedding celebration. There are countless ways to make it your own, from meaningful poetry readings to the music that plays as you walk down the aisle.

The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions is an important resource for brides and grooms. New and expanded topics in this edition include:
-Interfaith ceremonies and blending spiritual traditions
-Ways to use technology to enhance your ceremony
-New online resources for finding the perfect words for your vows, program, and more
-Gay marriages and civil unions
-Popular song choices that are already considered classics

Throughout, you’ll also find a rich and inspiring selection of both classic and original ideas for:
-Religious or secular vows and readings
-Traditions and symbolic rituals
-Speeches and toasts
-Music for the processional, recessional, and the special dances at the reception
 

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Very helpful for planning your vows and wedding music. I liked the variety offered in this book. I also enjoyed learning about wedding traditions in other cultures. I feel that this book is a good fit ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
8
Religious Vows
14
Interfaith
22
CHAPTER FOUR
27
SameSex Wedding
28
CHAPTER
41
THE JEwish seveNBLEssings
50
Rings and Other
93
Programs
113
Music and Dances
127
Additional ceremony Selections
133
CHAPTER
163
Blessings89
170
SOURCE BIOGRAPHIES
197
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CARLEY RONEY helms the world's favorite wedding brand, the Knot, as well as spinoffs the Nest and the Bump. The author of sixteen books, Carley appears frequently on The View, Today, and the Style network and is regularly featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and Self. Her advice column, "Ask Carley," appears in more than 70 newspapers nationwide.

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