Words for the Wedding: Creative Ideas for Personalizing Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations, and More [NOOK Book]

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"Come live with me and be my love..."

Nothing personalizes a wedding more than using the right words. Brides- and grooms-to-be looking for unique, inspiring ways to celebrate their special day will find the best words of love in this practical guide. Romantic and witty, classic and contemporary, multicultural, pop-cultural, and just plain fun-if it's been said about love, ...
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Words for the Wedding: Creative Ideas for Personalizing Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations, and More

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Overview

"Come live with me and be my love..."

Nothing personalizes a wedding more than using the right words. Brides- and grooms-to-be looking for unique, inspiring ways to celebrate their special day will find the best words of love in this practical guide. Romantic and witty, classic and contemporary, multicultural, pop-cultural, and just plain fun-if it's been said about love, it's in this book.

Covering everything from invitations and wedding websites to readings, programs, party favors, and more, Words for the Wedding presents hundreds of classic and contemporary poems, quotes, quips, and blessings-from the Buddha to Bono-along with advice on how to use them most memorably.

Whether you're planning a traditional nuptial or a do-it-yourself celebration on a shoestring, this useful and inspiring book will help you find all the right words to go along with "I do."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101565599
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 745,123
  • File size: 304 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Paris is a freelance writer in Hoboken, New Jersey. She is the author of a book of dating and relationship advice based on fairy tales, and has written for the New York Times' Modern Love column and for Bride's, Modern Bride, Glamour, Self, and other publications.
Andrew Chesler, an artist, is the author of several books of quotations.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Part 1 Poetry, prose, quips and quotes relating to weddings, marriage, romantic partnership and love.

1 To Have and To Hold 3

Comfort 3

Commitment 7

Communication 9

Conviction 11

Courtship 19

Devotion 34

Faith 42

Family and Home 44

Fate 45

Follow Your Heart, Not Your Head 49

Happiness, Joy and Laughter 51

Intimacy 57

Love 59

Marriage Itself 73

Partnership, Friendship and Companionship 82

Passion 92

Sex 97

Soul Mates … 104

… But We're Still Individuals 114

Vows And Blessings 116

Wedding Day 124

Words About Husbands 130

Words About Wives 133

2 For Better or For Worse 141

Beautiful in Your Eyes 141

Because of You, Life is Better 142

Compromise and Tolerance 144

Constancy 150

Etiquette and Fashion 154

Fighting 160

Hardship 162

Holding it Together 165

Maturity 168

Myths and Folklore 169

Power 171

Surprise 173

3 For Richer or For Poorer 175

Values … 175

… and Lack Thereof 178

Sharing the Love 179

Sharing the Wealth 181

Success 183

4 In Sickness and In Health 185

Healthy Habits 185

Love Helps you Grow 185

Love in a Time of Sickness 190

Love Sets You Free 190

5 Till Death Do You Part 193

Forever Love 193

It's Better When You're Older … 209

…Or Not 213

Love Keeps You Young 215

Part 2 How to Say It 217

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes to customize your wedding.

6 Make Your Wedding Website Sing … or Rhyme 219

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes to personalize your wedding website, share information with style and create excitement and community around your big day.

7 Personalize Your Invitations and Pre-Wedding Parties 225

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes on your save-the-date cards, invitations, wedding shower, bachelor/ bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinner.

8 Customize Your Ceremony 235

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes to help you walk down the aisle in your personal style.

9 Rock Your Reception Your Way 247

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes during toasts and throughout your post-nuptial party. Includes creative cross-cultural traditions and do-it-yourself ideas.

10 Tailor Your Second Wedding or Vow Renewal to Fit You 257

How to use poetry, prose, quips and quotes to make your remarriage or vow renewal speak about you.

11 You Can Put Poetry There?! Extra Touches and DIY Details 267

Creative, do-it-yourself ways to incorporate language, from the moment you announce your pending wedding until you drive off for your honeymoon. Includes wedding favors, thank-you notes and do-it-yourself ideas for specific wedding themes.

After Words 277

Permission Credits 279

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