This book is one of the best on the market. It's funny and informative as well as giving information about weddings that's right on the money. The newly revised version has 81 pages of spiritual, loving, non-denominational ceremonies that are bound to pull a smile and/or a tear from virtually all the couples who get to use those words for their special day.
This outstanding workbook has both religious and non-denominational marriage ceremony texts and complete planning checklists for even the most simple details of the marriage ceremony event.
Not only does it provide all of the words for the minister to speak, but all of the detailed planning is included in checklist form which you may photocopy and provide as part of your service to the couple.
This one book includes all of the "professional" information dealing with planning a wedding, reception, vows and even wine and dove ceremony wordings for couples that may like those events included into their wedding memory.
Every member of the wedding party is taken into consideration and a checklist is provided for the very smallest detail for each person down to socks and ties. Ceremony wordings for the minister to state to the audience, prayers, promises, prayers, benedictions and the vows of the "I do." manner have all been included in several different wordings.
Offering such a choice to the couple really shows your professional manner and your respect for these most solemn events between two people. The minister is managing a once in a life-time event and memories are made at this time that may be cherished by the couple forever.
As a professional minister, you are expected to know these things. Officiating a marriage can be as easy as stating: "I pronounce you husband and wife," though those words alone do not make the ceremony the most memorable of moments possible.
Rev. Amy E. Long worked for many years to research all of the important moments of a wedding ceremony and I have used her book since 1998. The content of this workbook you are expected to know. To have it available to you from the start will enhance your marriage solemnizing services and your professional image to the couple and the wedding party.
The suggested retail price for this book is $19.95.