Saturday, May 13, 2006

Religious Ceremony Ideas

When I first got engaged, my best friend told me not to waste money on books about getting married. For the most part, I think it's pretty good advice as most cost around thirty dollars and what exactly do you need from them that you can't get from a few hours of 'Whose Wedding is it Anyway?' I did happen to find one book that I think has been a worthwhile investment. It is The New Jewish Wedding by Anita Diamant.

Even if your aren't Jewish, or even terribly religious for that matter, this is a great book about the origin of the modern Jewish wedding. Of course the modern Christian wedding and eventually the modern secular wedding has the majority of its components rooted in the Jewish wedding. Alot of people who aren't religious take bits and pieces from religious weddings and incorporate them into their weddings. I think that if you want to add meaning to your ceremony, if you aren't Jewish, this book can provide some beautiful ideas. If you are Jewish, this book does a wonderful job explaining the different variations of a wedding and how these traditions came about in the first place.


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