How To Officiate A Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony

How To Officiate A Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony

by J.P. Reynolds
How To Officiate A Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony

How To Officiate A Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony

by J.P. Reynolds



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To officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple you know and love is one of life’s great honors and delights.

When your couple invited you to conduct their ceremony, you felt flattered and excited. Then, a little later, chances are you began to wonder––what did I get myself into? How do I conduct a wedding ceremony?

HOW TO OFFICIATE A NON-DENOMINATIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY guides you through every step of the process for writing and delivering a personalized ceremony that is traditional enough in structure to make guests comfortable, yet contemporary in word and substance.

Topics include:
• How to personalize the various moments in a ceremony
• How to involve guests and the wedding party
• How to incorporate cultural traditions
• How to introduce and segue various segments
• How to organize for flow and energy
• How to speak with confidence

Bonus Sections include information on:
• Vows
• Rings
• Unity Rituals
• Blessings
• “Non-blessings”
• Readings and inspiration
• Essential prep and day-of checklists

More than ever before, couples seek the gift of a personalized ceremony that will be a touchstone for their life together. With this one-of-a-kind book, you’ll be able to offer such a gift to your special couple.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014944090
Publisher: J.P. Reynolds
Publication date: 07/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 354,532
File size: 452 KB

About the Author

During the last twenty years, as a non-denominational wedding officiant, I've celebrated over one thousand weddings—non-denominational, inter-faith, and cross-cultural. I haven’t seen it all, but I have seen a lot: from the bride who did somersaults while processing down the aisle, to the bride’s cousin who presented the rings while doing a belly dance with a sword balanced on her head, to the mother of the bride who tried to stop the ceremony––in the middle of the ceremony! I’ve created ceremonies that honor the cultural sensitivities of couples that are as spiritually diverse as Muslim/Hindu and Buddhist/Atheist.

I can honestly say that no two ceremonies were alike as no two couples were alike. Each was sweet and moving and at times wacky in its own special way!

In addition to being a wedding officiant, I’m an interpersonal communication skills coach. I help people “find their voice” so they can communicate with confidence and forge healthy, successful relationships, both professional and personal.

I especially enjoy teaching communication courses at UCLA Extension and I get a kick out of writing a weekly column on relationships and communication for The Tolucan Times.
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