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Making Your Ceremony Yours July 27, 2009

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Many brides and grooms are so excited to get married that they plan their futures together and they plan the details of the reception, but they don’t pay much attention to the ceremony. Short and sweet makes a happy group of guests. Get to the party!

Having a short ceremony isn’t a bad thing. Just don’t forget the sweet part. Put some thought into how the ceremony will take place and how you want to incorporate your personalities. Here’s an example. Ever seen 18 Kids and Counting? When the eldest Duggar boy got married, he and his bride added to their vows that they would trust God with the size of their family. This may seem extreme to you, but it was on their hearts to include it in their vows before the people they loved.

Writing your own vows is another good way to make them personal. This may seem like a daunting task, so here are a few tips for making it easier. Begin several months before the wedding. Give yourself time to come up with ideas, edit them and edit them again. Make a list of the things that you think are important to let your future spouse know. Remember that these will be vows that you make in front of many people who will be involved in your life and your marriage. Your vows should be considered an oath that your friends and family will keep you accountable to in the future. In fact, many officiants will charge the guests with the task to support the marriage in this way. Think about the things that you would want from your spouse and promise those things to them despite whether or not you receive them too.

If you have special readings or songs in the ceremony, explain either aloud or in the programs why you chose that piece and what it means to you as a couple. There is so much symbolism in a wedding ceremony. Share that with your guests. Put it in your album. Remember it through the years.


Guest Blogger-Covenant Marriage July 10, 2009

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“When you pledge yourself to your husband before God and all your family and friends, do you really mean it?  Is “for better or for worse” really your intention?  If it is, then consider a covenant marriage.  A covenant marriage is basically a strengthened marriage license.  Couples agree to participate in pre-marital counseling, as well as pre-divorce counseling, if the need should arise.  This diminishes the divorce rate and increases the amount of happy and healthy marriages and families.  With the rate of broken families skyrocketing, a call to commitment is necessary.  Don’t make your wedding vows temporary, make them forever.”



Wedding Quote June 5, 2009

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“This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life”

                        ~Paul Tournier (Swiss physician and writer)


To Marriage: A Lifetime of Joy May 13, 2009

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Today is my anniversary. I would like to take this opportunity to remind all the brides out there that all the stress, the decision to be made, the endless details to be planned, are all worth it. When it’s all said and done, you will be married and then you will realize that it’s really not all said and done. You will have a lifetime ahead of you to learn and grow with your new spouse. It has been the most beautiful adventure for me, personally. So, here is a tribute to my other half, the man who makes my world go ’round.








Wedding Quote May 11, 2009

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How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time.

                 – Gordon B. Hinckley


Wedding Quote March 13, 2009

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“The goal of life should not be to find joy in marriage, but tot bring more love and truth into the world. We marry to assist each other in this task.”

                         -Leo Tolstoy