Joining Hands and Hearts: Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations: A Practical Guide for Couples
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Joining Hands and Hearts: Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations: A Practical Guide for Couples

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So you're getting married! The wedding is the most gloriously celebrated of life's rites of passage. Today couples of all faiths, colors, and cultures are choosing an interfaith ceremony for its spiritually inclusive and personal approach. It is a way of rejoicing in our differences and celebrating our commonality in an atmosphere of mutual love and respect.
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 9th 2003 by Atria Books (first published December 31st 2002)
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Chanita.Shannon
highly recommended. i used this to write our wedding ceremony and hope to use it to help others write theirs!

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Includes a detailed questionnaire to help you learn more about yourselves and each other, tender counsel on how to work with your families, and the most complete manual of religious, cultural, and universal rituals, prayers, vows, and blessings available. In warm, inclusive language, Reverend Susanna Macomb guides you through the most sensitive of issues with love and encour...more
Gregory
Ok, yeah, so I actually read this book. And it was really helpful in planning our weddings, at the very least just for the section that was basically "here's the normal flow of a ceremony...fill in the blanks with whatever ritual you want. And here's a list of every wedding ritual by religion." Some of the wedding case studies are kind of entertaining like "Born-again Christian with Buddhist parents marrying Rhastafarian Japanese woman with Sufi leanings" type arrangements. So yeah, if you're ge...more
April
This was a skim, not a full read, but a worthwhile one. It contains descriptions of all religious wedding ceremonies (which is great because I struggled to find a book on Hindu ceremonies) as well as descriptions of wedding traditions by country. It also included various options and readings that interfaith couples like to use, and 8 full interfaith ceremonies that were actually created and used by couples in the back of the book. Super helpful!
Molly
Good resource with many ideas for couples and officiants. Skimmed second half which has examples of specific traditions/ceremonies.
Melissa
Warm and fuzzy, and go team. You can do it! is a nice message to hear.
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