Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm back! With a giveaway!

It's official! We're official!

The wedding was wonderful. Perfect. Everything I wanted, and more. We were surrounded by friends and family who dearly love us, and that, of course, was the most lovely part of the whole thing.

I tried to soak in as much of it as I could, but boy was it difficult. The time just flew by, and before we knew it we were having one last breakfast with our guests before we jetted off (who am I kidding? we drove) to New Orleans for our honeymoon.

I know, I know, you want to see pictures. I do too! I won't get our professional pics back for a few weeks, and coming back to work (and a BIG work load) on Monday has prevented me from gathering pictures from friends and family.

So I thought I'd do a giveaway for now. Yay!

When we began planning our ceremony, I was truly at a loss for what to do. Neither of us are particularly religious, and I had no idea where to begin. Until I found this
book. I think I found it through a forum on The Wedding Bee, but I'm not sure. But I'm truly thankful that I found it.

book

This book is a wonderful resource for writing your own ceremony, no matter who you are and what your religion is. The author, Judith Johnson, covers many types of ceremonies, readings, verses, vows. Look at it as a sort of "build your own ceremony" book.

It helped us write our entire ceremony. This was vitally important to us, as we had tried to personalize the entire weekend, and we wanted to also have a ceremony that was truly ours.


So enter the giveaway! Leave a comment here. You can comment on your own wedding planning, a friend's wedding, whatever. I don't care - I want to hear from you! I'll select a winner with that random number generator site, and I'll mail it off to the next lucky bride. This is the same book that I used, so a few pages' corners have been folded over during use, but who cares? This is a reference book and it will help you immensely.

The only catch? That once you're married, you send this book on to another deserving bride.

I'll keep this giveaway open until March 31st. Ok, now go leave a comment! Oh, and make sure to leave either your blog address or some way that I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!

23 comments:

augustvows said...

I love this "pass it along" sort of giveaway! I'd be happy to send it to somebody else in August.

m+k said...

OH, this would be incredibly helpful in helping us finish our ceremony writing. We have been in a rut and not finished what we started!

I can't wait to see your pictures.

- michella
redsugarwater@hotmail.com

Anna Alter said...

We have been putting off planning our actual ceremony because we too have no idea where to get started! I'd be happy to pass it on when done.

My email address is anna@annaalter.com.

Alison said...

We're also both not really religious and would love to personalize our ceremony - the one sent by the officiant company we're using sounds so canned! So it would be a huge help! And only a few of my friends have tied the knot so far, so I'm sure I'll have to make a tough decision on who to hand it off to after!

Email is alison.jennings@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Congrats on your wedding! I can't wait to see the pictures.

My guy and I are getting married this coming October, and we too are looking to customize our ceremony. This looks like a fantastic resource. Thanks for passing it along!

Jillian said...

What a great idea! I love the pass it on! All we know so far is that we are having a non-traditional ceremony with a Justice of the Peace...?

Congratulations on your wedding!

jillianfarris@gmail.com

k_darling said...

This would be great, I'm a lapsed Jew marrying a lapsed Methodist with a (newly ordained) redheaded wiccan friend performing our ceremony. I think we could use more than a little guidance...

kyliwagner@gmail.com

Dena said...

This is the part we seem to avoid. Neither of us are religious and have no clue where to even begin. Finding inspiration and guidance on the ceremony and vows is just what we need!

dena.delapaz@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

This would be great to have! Our friend, ordained online, i officiating and we need a resource to help us get started. Looks like a great book!

-Lindsay

Jenn said...

I love this give away... we are both from different backgrounds and have no idea how to put together our ceremony.

atout said...

Congrats on the wedding!

Awesome giveaway. I've been wanting this book for quite awhile!

EmilyAnn said...

We have had so many ideas for little details that we want in our ceremony, but no consensus on the broad structure. This would be SO helpful!

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cjh said...

Can't wait to see your pictures! I could use all the help I can get with planning the wedding. Even if I'm not randomly selected, thanks for the tip!

elizabeth said...

What a great way to 'pay it forward'! I'd love to have this book to guide us through the process of planning our beachy spiritual-but-not-religious ceremony with friends officiating.

Erin ever after said...

Congrats on the nuptials. I am just beginning the process of writing our own vows with my fiance and we are in desperate need of this book.
We decided to use your paper flower idea for the reception centerpieces as well. How did that go?

Christen said...

What a fabulous little giveaway! The book would certainly be helpful for our planning and then we'd pass it along to another lucky couple, and on and on...yay...

Emma said...

What a fabulous idea!! We're struggling with how to incorporate our faith into our wedding in a natural, relaxed manner. and of course i love the "share the wisdom" feel! Thanks! -Emma

flamingofluffy said...

comment!!!

what a sweet idea!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea! I was just searching for ceremony ideas yesterday (we need all the help we can get!) and this book popped up. Now here it is again - it's a sign!

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Abbie said...

This book would be SO helpful! I'm struggling with writing our ceremony, especially as our friend is officiating... we need help!

tanki said...

that's a great idea. we don't even know how our ceremony will look like. it's difficult for us to combine our offbeat personalities with our traditional families at a non religious wedding. I'm grateful with every inspiration.

béatrice
tanki@bongkillaz.de