Included are: 1) a wide selection of both traditional and contemporary marriage ceremonies; 2) 33 wedding homilies; 3) pages and pages of vows, invocations, prayers, benedictions and wedding readings; 4) rituals to fit couples with special circumstances, etc. Comes with your choice of IBM or MAC disk. Please specify your preference in your order.

Sourcebook of Weddings
Product Detail

This resource gives you plenty of material so that each wedding you perform can be unique and special. In this giant collection, you’ll find:

  • a wide selection of both traditional and contemporary marriage ceremonies

  • 33 wedding homilies

  • pages and pages of vows and for wedding anniversaries

  • rituals to fit couples with special circumstances

  • model pastoral letters for staying in touch with the couple before and after the wedding

  • guidelines for creating a wedding policy and procedures for you church


Part I -- Before the Wedding

Chapter 1: Before the Wedding
Pre-marital Counseling
Pre-marital Counseling Schedule
Pre-wedding Interviews

Chapter 2: Music

Chapter 3: The Rehearsal

Part II -- The Wedding Service

Chapter 4: Elements of the Ceremony

Chapter 5: Complete Ceremonies
The Traditional Ceremony
A Contemporary Ceremony
A Literary Ceremony
The Outdoor Ceremony
A Postmodern Ceremony
An Ecumenical Ceremony
A Traditional Ceremony With Communion
For Blended Families
For Widows and Widowers

Chapter 6: InterFaith Ceremonies
A Protestant/Catholic Ceremony
A Christian/Jewish Ceremony: Service One
A Christian/Jewish Ceremony: Service Two
A Christian/Orthodox Ceremony
A Christian/Eastern Religion Ceremony

Chapter 7: Ceremonies for Renewing Vows
A Complete Ceremony
A Short Version
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
To Include in a Worship Service


Part III -- Other Wedding Resources

Chapter 8: Invocations
Chapter 9: Words of Welcome and Greeting

Chapter 10: Wedding Homilies

Chapter 11: Vows
To Be Read or Memorized
To Be Repeated After the Minister
Suitable for an "I Do" Response
For an Advent Wedding
For an Older Couple

Chapter 12: Wedding Prayers

Chapter 13: Benedictions

Chapter 15: Wedding Readings

Chapter 16: Pastoral Letters

Chapter 17: Forms for Budget and Planning
Photographer and Videographer Worksheet
Musician Worksheet
Reception Entertainment Worksheet
Minister's or Wedding Coordinator's Worksheet for Ceremony:
The Wedding Party
Minister's or Wedding Coordinator's Worksheet for Ceremony:
The Service
Worksheet for the Reception
Florist Worksheet
Planning a Wedding: A Checklist
Financial Planning Worksheet
Minister's Wedding Record

Chapter 18: A Sample Church Wedding Brochure



Also available as a set with Sourcebook of Weddings 2 (which includes an IBM/MAC CD-ROM) for $84.95 (list: $99.90).

Also available as a set with Sourcebook of Weddings 2 and Sourcebook of Weddings 3 (both Volumes 2 or 3 include an IBM/MAC-compatible CD-ROM) for $139.95 (list: $159.85).

Please indicate your preference on the order form. If ordering either set of volumes, the price will be adjusted upon receipt of your order, but will not be reflected on your program-generated receipt.

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