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Visit your library and browse the shelves for wedding books in the non-fiction section in the 392.5 or
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Advice, Etiquette & Tips
- The Knot
Planning a wedding is easy with unique wedding ideas and resources online from The Knot.
Plan your dream wedding with Brides.com, your #1 source for weddings including dresses,
flowers, cakes, and planning resources.
- Wedding Channel
Use WeddingChannel to plan your wedding, search for wedding dress, build your wedding web site,
learn the latest wedding trends and more.
- Wedding Tips from LifeTips
Founded in 2000, LifeTips offers fresh tips and advice to millions of readers.
- Wedding Podcast Network
Listen to wedding advice from your computer from the largest, most
comprehensive collection of original wedding talk radio programming for couples planning
their wedding. Conversations with newlyweds and wedding professionals sharing their
Cultures, Traditions, Themes and Vows
- African American Wedding Traditions
Q&A: Cultural Customs: African-American Traditions
Non-Religious Wedding Options For Atheists.
- American Indian Wedding Ceremonies
Material utilized for these pages was gleaned from myths, legends, books and tribal elders. This
presentation is not a definitive work on the subject of traditional Indian wedding ceremonies, but a
broad overview of selected highlights of the simple yet beautiful wedding ceremonies of the People
of the Land.
Buddhist Wedding Vows
There is no specific Buddhist ritual or procedure to conduct a marriage. Buddhism recognizes the
traditions and cultures practiced by people in different countries. Hence, Buddhist religious
ceremonies differ from one country to another.
- Chinese Wedding Traditions
The following summary of traditional Chinese wedding customs was prepared in response to
questions from visitors to this site. It is by no means a scholarly work, nor does the author claim any
special expertise. Moreover, there were variations across China’s vast expanse – from region to
region and even village to village. Presumably, there were also significant differences reflecting the
bride’s and groom’s wealth and social status. So what follows below must be seen as only a
composite of many variations of wedding rituals that were in practice in the past.
- Christian Wedding Readings
Over 400 poems, vows and samples to chose from.
- Catholic Weddings
Wedding Ceremony: Catholic Wedding Checklist
For couples marrying in the Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Trenton, NJ.
- Cultural Vows
Choose a favorite verse for your Personalized Document or Certificate, or use our Wedding Vows
and Marriage and Love Poetry Collection as a resource when writing your own Promises.
- Ethical Humanist Wedding
Members of Ethical Humanist societies are usually nontheistic -- they believe in human ethics
without the need of a religious authority. A humanist ceremony in its basic form focuses on the
couple's relationship and the fact that they are making a public declaration of their commitment to
- Gay Weddings
- So You're EnGAYged
So You’re EnGAYged seeks to match same-sex and allied couples with wedding vendors who
actively support LGBT rights and freedoms, including, but not limited to, same-sex marriage. By
highlighting voices from within the LGBT community, So You’re EnGAYged further works to build
a community that can dispense advice, recommendations, and support to couples in the wedding-
- 14 Stories
Help for gay and lesbian couples and all couples and clients looking for meticulously produced
and designed events that are different from the norm.
- Goth Weddings
Ideas, examples, tips, and resources for those planning to wed in a dramatically gothic style.
- Green Weddings
Go green with your concept and colorful with your creation!
- Hind Wedding Rituals
- 13 Steps of a Vedic Marriage Ceremony
While various regional steps are followed by different sects of Hindus across India, the following 13
steps form the core of a Vedic wedding ceremony.
- Hindu Wedding
Hindu wedding ceremonies are traditionally conducted at least partially in Sanskrit, the language in
which most holy Hindu ceremonies are conducted.
- Historical Perspective on a Traditional Mexican Wedding
Since "the first Christian marriage among the Indians of New Spain took place in Huejotzingo in
1525, "1, rituals have evolved in several different ways.
- Jewish Wedding & Marriage Traditions
The method of finding a spouse, the form of the wedding ceremony, and the nature of the marital
relationship are all explained in the Talmud.
- Jewish Wedding Vows
There is no actual exchange of vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony; the covenant is said to be
implicit in the ritual. Ceremony structure varies within the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform
synagogues, and also among individual rabbis.
- Marriage according to Quran and Sunnah
By Muttaqun Foundation whose purpose…”is to Our purpose is not to impress anyone, appease
anyone, or to bring attention to ourselves. Our soul purpose, insha'Allah, is for the sake of Allah,
subhana wa ta'ala. We pray that Allah, subhana wa ta'ala, will be pleased with our actions and
direct us away from error and bid'a (innovation in religion), keeping us upon the sirataal mustaqeem
(path [that is] straight). 'Ameen.”
- Secular Weddings
There are many options for couples looking for non-religious weddings that celebrate their personal
values and aspirations.
- Vegan and Vegetarian Weddings
If you're a vegan or a vegetarian, you may be wondering what to serve to your meat-loving friends,
or where on earth you're going to get a vegan wedding cake. Here are eight couples who created
great vegan weddings, along with menus of what they served.
- Wiccan/Pagan Ceremonies/Handfasting
- Wiccan/Pagan Ceremonies
All Seasons has a variety of handfasting ceremonies and several Wiccan wedding officiants to help
you. In the following ceremony this family and the groom's husband's are both devoutly Christian,
so we wanted a ceremony that would in no way offend them, yet work for the couple.
Readings, Poetry and Quotations for Handfastings
Money Saving Tips
- Get Real! Weddings
Get Real! Weddings: Simple, Affordable & Meaningful Weddings
The purpose of Get Real! Weddings is to further the trend of planning simple, affordable and
meaningful weddings. You'll find tons of free tips, projects, graphics and much more.
- Cost-cutting tips
Don't worry, you can still have a beautiful but cheap wedding. Check out these great ways to cut
costs and save money.
- How to Save Money on Your Wedding
t’s a fact: Weddings are expensive. Here are 25 clever ways to cut costs.
Researched and compiled by Meagan Toohey