Words for the Wedding: Creative Ideas for Choosing and Using Hundreds of Quotations to Personalize Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations and More

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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, it's in this book.

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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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The most memorable parts of a wedding are in the words chosen for the vows, the toasts, and even the invitations. But finding the perfect words to express your exact sentiment can be a time-consuming and nerve-wracking process. Words for the Wedding will now make that difficult task a bit easier by providing hundreds of quotations and suggestions for what to say and how to say it. Everyone from John Donne and William Shakespeare to Billy Crystal and the Indigo Girls weighs in on all aspects of love and marriage, both humorous and touching. Authors Wendy Paris and Andrew Chesler also offer helpful hints on how to personalize the quotations for your own purposes, ensuring a unique and special day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399526527
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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 xiii
Part 1 What to Say
1. To Have and to Hold
Comfort 3
Commitment 6
Conviction/Devotion 8
Courtship 20
Faith 36
Family 38
Fate 39
Follow Your Heart, Not Your Head 42
Happiness, Joy and Laughter 43
Love 48
Marriage Itself 61
Partnership, Friendship and Companionship 68
Passion 80
Sex 83
Soul Mates/Synergy 89
Vows and Blessings 99
Wedding Day 107
Wives 114
Words about Husbands 120
2. For Better or for Worse
Compromise, Tolerance...and Lack Thereof 125
Constancy... 131
...and Lack Thereof 135
Etiquette, Fashion and Beauty 136
Fighting 141
Hardship 143
Holding It Together 146
Maturity 148
Myths and Folklore 149
Power 151
Surprise 153
3. For Richer or for Poorer
Values 155
...and Lack Thereof 158
Sharing the Wealth 159
Success 161
4. In Sickness and in Health
Healthy Habits 163
Growth 163
Love in a Time of Sickness 167
5. 'Til Death do You Part
Forever Love 169
It's Better When You're Older 183
...Or Not 187
Love Keeps You Young 188
Part 2 How to Say It
6. Pre-Wedding Parties 193
7. Your Ceremony 203
8. Your Reception 225
9. Your Second Wedding or Vow Renewal 237
10. Extra Touches 257
After Words 263
Bibliography 265
People 269
Permission Credits 279
About the Authors 283
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    This book is an absolute 'Must Have' if you are either planning a wedding or just in love!

    This book is an absolute 'Must Have'if you are thinking about getting married or are planning a wedding - whether non-traditional or traditional. It is packed with the most beautiful quotes for every scenario that will arise during a wedding. We used it to make our toasts extra-special - with that 'aaah!' factor! In fact, it is a wonderful read for anyone who's in love! I particularly liked the Eskimo Love Song.

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