How To Say 'I Do': Make your civil marriage ceremony your own

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - 226 ページ
The writing is on the wall. Traditional weddings are on the way out, and civil ceremonies are in. But while many people know what they don't want - no church, no priest - most are left wondering what they can do instead.

Packed full of ideas, inspiration, stories and excerpts from real weddings, How To Say I Do is a snappy pint-sized handbook that provides all the answers for brides and grooms-to-be wanting to create their own perfect wedding ceremony.

* What to say and how to say it

* Choosing the perfect venue and location

* Creating the right mood for you

* Finding a simpatico wedding celebrant

* Trouble shooting tips (e.g. parent politics)

Along with loads of poems and readings ranging from The Owl and the Pussy Cat to The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, and inspirational wedding vows plucked from private ceremonies, celebrants' suggestions books, and daytime soaps, How to Say I Do takes the hassle out of organising your marriage ceremony and puts the fun and intimacy back in.
 

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Lets start at the very beginning
16
The 16 elements of a civil marriage ceremony
31
The politics of marriage ceremonies
116
Choosing the surprise card
139
Sources of inspiration
153
Contacts
196
Index
219
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著者について (2005)

Part of the first class of university educated civil celebrants in Australia, June has been a practising civil celebrant for four years. Twice married (once widowed, once divorced), June has been a sales woman, small business owner, market researcher, home renovator, death and bereavement counsellor - she's seen and done it all, which makes her the perfect civil celebrant.

After swearing for years she would never get married, Mandy married in 2000 and to her surprise is very happy. For the past five years she has been a web producer at The Australian Financial Review, as well as a professional writer whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines.

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