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Words for Your Wedding Hardcover – April 28, 2009

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For vows that couples will never forget, this do-it-yourself guide is the reference book on the words spoken at a wedding. Includes Protestant, Roman Catholic, Ecumenical, Jewish, and civil ceremony traditions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David Glusker and Peter Misner, ministers in Maine, have officiated at hundreds of weddings.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061723770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061723773
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #770,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By LeeAnn Fitzgerald on July 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
I could not put this book down! It is the easiest, step-by-step guide that I have come across while planning my wedding. It doesn't tell you "you can do something like this, and here's another general idea" It says "you need a blessing for your rings...here are 5 ways to say it...pick one!" I loved it and would highly recommend it to the stressed and weary bride-to-be!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2003
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I bought this because we have been desperately searching for a single passage of intro text at the beginning of our ceremony. We already have everything else set. However, while this book had a lot of interesting wordings for a lot of different religions, it was nothing like we were looking for. It was similar to the corresponding chapter in "The Everything Wedding Book." (Check it out, if you haven't -- LOTS more good info for the entire planning process!)
This book might be a very good resource for vow readings, though, esp. if the bride and groom are of different faiths.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jane Austin on August 8, 2004
Format: Paperback
We have used this book for some years now to assist the couples we marry in sorting their vows. Of the several books we have for this purpose, as Officiants of Christian marriages, this book has been the most helpful - for us & the couples as they choose their special words. Rather than choosing all the words a particular denomination uses, the couples have taken words from the different ones to say what best expresses them. We recommend it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Froof-free Bride on July 22, 2005
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I'm getting married in about ten weeks, and I just bought this book yesterday. I went to a bookstore (sorry, Amazon) and looked through dozens of 'wedding vow books', and found them all schmaltzy and trite. "Words for Your Wedding" is what most of the others are not -- simple, inexpensive, and completely lacking in advertisements being passed off as advice. The authors identify the most common parts of the service, and then give you alternative wordings from various Christian denominations (there is a short section on Jewish weddings in the back). This book clearly isn't for everyone, but I would absolutely recommend it for couples who are focusing on their marriage rather than their wedding.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By DAVID on April 29, 2000
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THIS BOOK IS THE BEST FOR THOSE ABOUT TO MARRY. WHETHER YOUR DEEPLY RELIGIOUS OR JUST KNOW WHERE A CHURCH IS YOU WILL FIND THIS BOOK A GREAT TOOL FOR PLANNING A PERFECT CEREMONY.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Geesaman on June 28, 2009
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Words for Your Wedding: The Wedding Service Book by David Glusker was an easy guide for selecting the words for our wedding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Purdy on May 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have used this resource with couples for twenty years. Because I knew David Glusker, I was quite certain this would be a good resource. I have been extremely satisfied with his comprehensive approach. When my copy was misplaced, I simply had to order another.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Chadbourne on February 18, 2009
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I have used this book before. The info is timeless. Ordering and shipping was smooth and sooooo easy!
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