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A World of Ways to Say I Do: Wedding Vows, Readings, Poems, and Customs from Different Traditions and Culturesby Noah Benshea
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Your wedding vows are likely to be the most transformative words that will ever cross your lips. These brief utterances not only provide the cornerstone of your ceremony but mark the beginning of your lifelong journey together. You want them to be profound yet personal, unique but universal. When the moment comes to profess eternal love, commitment, and friendship to your beloved, how will you choose to express it?
To help you personalize vows that you will proudly share on your special day and remember fondly for years to come, A World of Ways to Say "I Do" offers a wide assortment of conventional and unconventional cultural and religious traditions, customs, poems, readings, and vows to inspire you. Discover how others from around the globe and across time have chosen to pledge their lifelong love and celebrate their marital unions, as well as tips on how to:
Whether you're planning an interfaith, second, secular, or May-December wedding, or you just want to tweak tradition to suit your style, this lovely volume will help you create a ceremony that is timeless, tender, and true to the two of you.
Discover a world's worth of wisdom to enrich your wedding ceremony!
Wedding vows are more than lines to memorize and recite. They are magical words that join two people as one. To craft a promise that touches the soul and speaks from the heart, dip into these thought-provoking pages, where you'll not only find simple approaches to writing your own life-changing vows but also discover ideas and customs from around the world to add meaning and insight to your special day. You may be inspired to:
Draw on the wealth of wedding resources in A World of Ways to Say "I Do" to enhance your vows, readings, programs, thank-you notes, even your wedding website. This rich array of global and historical perspectives on matrimony will help you shape your ceremony into one that respects tradition and reflects your unique personalities.
Tradition is essential to any wedding, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the nuptial vows. While many couples today put their own twist on this time-honored tradition by customizing vows to suit their unique personalities and beliefs, the challenge lies in choosing words that are distinctive but still worthy of the occasion.<P>To help the happy couple personalize vows they will be proud to share on their special day and remember fondly for years to come, A World of Ways to Say "I Do"offers an assortment of unconventional but inspirational alternatives.
The words we choose with which to say "I do" reflect a couple's individual love and expresses their innermost hopes for what their marriage and commitment will be for their lifetime. Today's modern bride and groom want to incorporate tradition, eloquence, and faithful promises into their vows, and this beautiful book offers ideas and inspirations for incorporating meaningful words and thoughts of love into their special day.
In this book couples will discover how others from around the world and across time have chosen to say "I do" as well as the derivatives and customs behind these words.
More than simply a guide to writing wedding vows, this beautifully packaged collection includes:
About the Author
Noah benShea is a poet, philosopher, educator, executive advisor, and international bestselling author of fifteen books, including the beloved Jacob the Baker series. His weekly essays have appeared in The New York Times Newspaper Regional Network and his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His website is noahswindow.com.
Jordan benShea, Noah's daughter, is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a marketing executive in southern California.
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