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Wedding Quotes: Romantic Words From Famous Authors

The big wedding day is fast approaching and you need to find some wedding quotes to fill out the little speech you have to give, the toast you have to make or maybe the vows you have to write. To get in the mood, crank up the stereo, pour a glass of wine (or whatever) and get online where you …

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Free Wedding Speeches? It’s best to write your own!

The call, more frightening than one from the IRS, comes in, “I’m getting married, I want you to make a speech.” The great joy in your heart for your best friend, the bride or groom, is being overwhelmed with dread. A USA Today poll revealed the average person fears public speaking above all other fears including death. You need a …

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Wedding Poems: Expressions of Love for a Special Day

Nothing could be more perfectly matched to the blessed celebrations on your wedding day than wedding poems. Through the ages the greatest writers have found that to set free the love bursting forth in their heart, poetry is the perfect medium of conveyance. At once lyrical and fanciful, highly personal and universal, inspirational and confessional, the poetry of love speaks …

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Wedding Readings: Thoughts on Love and Marriage by Famous Authors

When it comes time for you to stand up and deliver a speech or toast on the day of the wedding ceremony or reception of your friend, son, or daughter, all grown up, you may want to opt for quotes from famous authors and do what are called wedding readings. Let the music die down and hush the joyous conversations …

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Wedding Songs Create that Special Mood

When your wedding day arrives, the wedding songs you choose during planning for the ceremonies and reception will set an ambiance you’re sure to cherish forever. When sharing that album of photos with friends, family, maybe children and, someday, grandchildren, these songs live in memory and can spark your recall of wonderful details that otherwise may fade. The tune you …

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Wedding Toasts: Short, Sweet and Soon Forgotten

The most redeeming feature of wedding toasts, and one to remember as you start to agonize days before the wedding because your best friend, the bride or groom, has asked you to give a toast, is that a toast is SUPPOSED to be short, as opposed to a wedding speech which has the frightening possibility of lurching forward like a …

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Follow Your Dreams When Planning Your Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony

There’s an old saying that “love’s better the second time around.” It may be true or not, but everyone loves to see a couple that’s been happily and successfully married for 5, 10, 25 or 50 years. We love celebrating Silver and Gold Anniversaries with loved ones because we all get to share in their joy. In today’s world and …

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Wedding Vows: The Heart of Marriage

Amidst the flurry of activities and planning for an upcoming wedding ceremony–flowers and music, family seating arrangements and gift registration, gown and cake and confetti–the content of the wedding vows may be overlooked. Often it is assumed the officiant or minister will read a bible quote and a page of traditional ceremony, written long ago by some anonymous author, followed …

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Wedding Speeches: Don’t Worry, Everybody Loves You

Even experienced speakers tend to get nervous when it comes to wedding speeches or toasts. So when it comes your turn, remember, the two secrets to a good speech are preparation and delivery. The best preparation is to write down what you want to say. Start by writing a few notes on a page, and progress to writing your speech …

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Civil Unions on Kauai

Planning a Commitment Ceremony – Hawaii 7th State to Recognize Civil Unions

There are as many types of commitment ceremonies as there are reasons for two people to want to perform one. Wedding ceremonies have at least one factor in common, they must be performed by a minister, officiate or judge licensed by the state in order to make them legally binding. Commitment ceremonies in many states are not legally binding, which …

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