Books

Books

The books listed in this section are great resource materials for celebrants.

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Marry Me! A guide for couples planning their marriage ceremony

by Susanna Jose

If you are planning your wedding and want some tips on the marriage ceremony itself, this guide is for you. Suitable for all couples – young, old first time engaged couples, those marrying a second time, gay or straight, ‘Marry Me! provides a wealth of helpful advice to ensure you have fabulous marriage ceremony.

The Pregnant Bride's Guide to a Stress-Free Wedding

by Jennifer Cram

While approximately one in five brides is pregnant on her wedding day, and bridal stores and other wedding service providers do accommodate the pregnant bride, it is not seen as a selling point in the wider scheme of things.

So Mum and Dad have Separated

by Dally Messenger III

Second, revised edition of a guidebook originally published in 1980. Suitable for children aged 10+, it aims to assist children involved in a family breakup to understand their own emotions and feelings and also gain an insight into what their parents may be going through

How to Write Vows that Wow!

by Jennifer Cram

Whether your wedding is a lavish spectacle or a casual gathering, the essence of your ceremony is the quiet, simple and unassuming moment when you recite your vows.

It's Your Wedding

by Dally Messenger III

Budget priced booklet containing five different wedding ceremonies on easily read double page spreads - plus several pages of advice on how to organise a good civil wedding ceremony.

How to Create an Inspiring Naming Ceremony

by Wendy Haynes

Crossing all religious and cultural boundaries, How to Create an Inspiring Naming Ceremony is an easy, yet comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a unique and beautiful naming ceremony to celebrate the arrival of a young child into the family.

Unity Candle and Sand Ceremony

by Jennifer Cram

A definitive guide to the creative use of candle and sand rituals in wedding and commitment ceremonies. This easy-to-read book takes a fresh look at both the Unity Candle and the Sand Ceremony, both of which are frequently included in marriage and commitment ceremonies.

How To be an Inspiring Godparent, Mentor, Guardian

by Wendy Haynes

An emotional book for all godparents or supporting adults of any religion or belief, How to Be an Inspiring Godparent Mentor or Guardian is an easy step-by-step guide to choose and/or be an inspirational adult for babies, young children and teenagers.

Pet-Friendly Weddings

by Jennifer Cram

A guide to adding joy and fun to your big day. In the endless search to create a wedding that is personal, unique, and fun, more and more couples are choosing to include their pets in their wedding.

The Chinese Bride's Guide to Marrying in Australia

by Jennifer Cram

The Chinese Bride's Guide to Marrying in Australia is a useful aid to understanding the important things to know about getting married in Australia, including the legal requirements for marriage.

Murphy's Law and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Dally Messenger III

Says Diane Storey - pioneer civil celebrant.""Murphy's Law and The Pursuit of Happiness" is essential to every Celebrants library; the ultimate resource. It is also of great interest to anyone wishing to understand radical transitions in the western world - as various religions decline in support and secular people seek an alternative ceremonial infrastructure to fulfil personal and cultural needs.

The Gay Groom's Guide to Writing Your Vows

by Jennifer Cram

Carefully created vows should not only fulfil legal requirements, they should touch everyone’s hearts. They may make you cry. They may make your guests cry. However, they should not make anyone squirm, roll their eyes, or laugh with embarrassment.

Fantastic Wedding Finales

by Jennifer Cram

A definitive guide to releases, tosses, jumping the broom, and other creative grand finales for your wedding or commitment ceremony.

Create Your Own Inspiring Wedding Ceremony

by Wendy Haynes

A step-by-step guide for a unique and beautiful occasion, Create Your Own Inspiring Wedding Ceremony crosses all religious and cultural boundaries.

The Wedding Etiquette Guide for Social Media Savvy Couples

by Jennifer Cram

Wedding etiquette advice is only very slowly and somewhat tentatively identifying the few limited areas of technological and social changes etiquette mavens that consider acceptable for weddings.

The Lesbian Bride's Guide to Writing Your Vows

by Jennifer Cram

Carefully created vows should not only fulfil legal requirements, they should touch everyone’s hearts. They may make you cry. They may make your guests cry. However, they should not make anyone squirm, roll their eyes, or laugh with embarrassment.

Ceremonies and Celebrations

by Dally Messenger III

The authoritative handbook for anyone planning any personal ceremony or celebration. Ceremonies & Celebrations gives details of how to organise a celebration or ceremony, with example ceremonies, a wealth of suggested readings and music, together with checklists and advice on how to write and structure your own ceremonies.

Perfect Wedding Processionals

by Jennifer Cram

A definitive guide to making a grand entrance for your wedding or commitment ceremony. A great resource for brides, grooms, wedding planners, and officiants, this book will answer every question you might have about your wedding or commitment ceremony processional.

55 Loving Ways to Remember

by Jennifer Cram

A definitive guide to including those who have passed in your wedding ceremony and celebration. Loved ones who have passed are woven into your lives in countless ways. Including them in your wedding can help you feel close to them on your big day.